We have been posting a lot of high school and college sweetheart real weddings lately, and honestly, we can’t get enough! It’s so wonderful to think about how many stages that couple will go through together during their lifetime! Katelyn & Matthew’s wedding was no different, and of course had us swooning from the moment we saw it with stunning images by Jon Reindl Photography! See it all below with some BTS details too! 

Romantic Bridal Makeup with Lashes | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did you meet?

“We met the summer going into our freshman year of high school.”

Bride & Groom Veil Photograph | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

When did you know you were falling in love?

“I knew I was in love soon after dating him. We were really young, but I just knew that I loved him.”

Bride & Groom Photos During Sunset | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What is your favorite quality in your husband/wife?

“Matthew said, ‘How caring I am,’ and I love how funny he is. He can make anyone laugh!”

Bride with Purple Bouquet & Navy Suit for Groom | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was the hardest part of wedding planning?

“1. Trying to stay within budget!! Everything is so expensive with weddings. 2. Making decisions for everything…I’m a very indecisive person. 3. Making sure every single thing was picked out and that we weren’t forgetting anything.”

Elegant Wedding Invitation | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Halo Engagement Ring on Red Flower | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you have any specific design inspiration for your big day?

“I just wanted all different types of purple and hints of fall colors.”

Purple Fall Wedding Bouquet | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Purple & Greenery Bridesmaids Bouquets | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Burgundy One Shoulder Bridesmaids Dresses | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Rustic Wedding Signs with Arrows | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Barn Wedding Venue at Grace Valley Farm | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Burgundy Boutonniere | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you do a first look?

“We did not. I’m glad we didn’t because I felt it was more special him seeing me for the first time walking down the aisle. I understand doing a first look though so it could be more intimate and you can go ahead and get all of the pictures over with, but I just think it was more special for Matt and I not to do a first look.”

White Cross with Flowers for Wedding Ceremony | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Neutral Lantern with Baby's Breath | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Favorite aspect of your wedding?

“Everything!! But a few that means a lot would be saying our vows, our first dance, and dancing with our family and friends.”

Flower Girls with Full Skirts | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride Walking Down the Aisle | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Christian Themed Wedding Ceremony | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Lace Wedding Dress at Real Wedding | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Was there a part of your wedding that held a personal significance to you or your spouse?

“Not only the father/daughter and mother/son dance that meant so much to us, but I also chose to surprise my mom with our favorite song that we used to dance to when I was little called, ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Everyone danced to it but especially all the mothers and daughters at the wedding.”

Song of Solomon 3:4 Wooden Wedding Sign | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Barn Wedding Venue with String Lights and Chandeliers | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White Candle Lantern with Rustic Farm Table at Wedding Reception | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?

“Our first dance was to ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. We chose this song because it seemed like it matched our relationship so well and we loved it the second we heard it. We knew it was the one!”

First Dance Under String Lights | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White Wedding Cake with Red & Purple Roses | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Cookie Tower at Wedding | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Donut Wall at Wedding | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Tell us about your grand exit! 

“All of our guests had long sparklers that we went under them to get to our limo. They were all lined up under a bunch of trees with the sparklers going off. It was beautiful!!”

Sparkler Wedding Exit | photo by Jon Reindl Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Best wishes Katelyn & Matthew!


Credits:

Location & Rehearsal Dinner: Grace Valley Farm

Photographer: Jon Reindl Photography

Catering: CJ’s Catering 

Invitations: Invitations for Less

Bridal Shop: Brides by Glitz Nashville

Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal

Suits/Tuxedos: Street Tuxedo

Videographer: Peerless Weddings

DJ: Burton Entertainment

Professional Musicians: The Corwin Trio

Hair & Makeup: Veritas Salon & Co