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Essay + Melody | Villa di Felicita Wedding | Tyler, Texas

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Rain has drops
Sun has shine
Moon has beams
That make you mine
Rivers have banks
Sands for shores
Hearts have heartbeats
That make me yours
Needles have eyes
Though pins may prick
Elmer has glue
To make things stick
Winter has Spring
Stockings feet
Pepper has mint
To make it sweet
Teachers have lessons
Soup du jour
Lawyers sue bad folks
Doctors cure
All and all
This much is true
You have me
And I have you.

-Nikki Giovanni

Thank you to a fabulous vendor team for making this lovely wedding come alive:

Charlie + Libby | The Heart of the Ranch | Ft. Worth Wedding

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We were together.

I forget the rest.

-Walt Whitman

Thank you to the wonderful team that made this day so flawless:

Photographer:  Kat Harris

2nd Photographer:  Lindsey Shea // 3rd Photographer:  F.E. Castleberry

Wedding Planner:  Lyons Events

Rentals:  Grand Events

Band:  Motion

Florist:  Moss Florals

Catering:  Macklin's Catering Co.

Cake:  Créme del la Créme

Hair + Make-up:  Concepts by Anastasia

Ceremony Musicians:  Strings 4 All Seasons

Venue:  The Heart of the Ranch

Gown:  Romona Keveza

Tom + Alex | Rosemary Beach Florida Destination Wedding

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I choose you

again and again

at the start and finish of every single day

no matter the season

no matter the year.

I choose you

to struggle and succeed with

to fight and make up with

to love and grow old with.

I choose you

knowing there are still trails we must travel

knowing there are mountains left to clim.

I choose you

to always be by my side.

-Tyle Kent White

Thank you to a fabulous team who helped make this wedding weekend flawless:

Photography:  Kat Harris

Coordination:  Defining Moments by Heather

Ceremony + Reception Venues:  Rosemary Beach Rental Agency

Florist:  Florals by the Sea

Catering:  KBC Catering

Event Rentals:  H&M Event Rentals 

Videographer:  Frameblender Films

Cake:  Bake My Day

Reception Band:  Surround Sound

Hair:  Mindy Norris Hair Design

Make-up:  Blush Beauty Lounge

Gown:  Romona Keveza

 

David + Vanessa | The Foundry | Long Island City Wedding

When I saw you first, it took

every ounce of me not to kiss you.

When I saw you laugh, it took

every ounce of me not to love you.

And when I saw your soul, it took every ounce of me.

-Atticus

Thank you to an incredible team for making this wedding a dream:

All photography c/o Kat Harris Photography

Planning + Design: All Who Wander Event Design

Florist:  Day of May Floral

Bride Getting Ready:  The William Vale Hotel

Groom Getting Ready:  The Boro Hotel

Ceremony + Reception:  The Foundry, Long Island City

DJ:  James Mulry for 74 Events

Band:  The Sultans

Catering:  Comparti

Rentals:  Broadway Party Rentals

Vintage Glassware:  Borrowed Blue

Lounge Furniture:  Patina Vintage Rentals

Photo Booth:  Mashbooth

Lighting:  Stortz Lighting

Popsicles:  Gypsy Pops

Wedding Gown:  Monique Lluihllier

Bridesmaids Dresses:  BHLDN

Highline Hotel Chelsea Wedding | Patrick + Emily

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And her heart was the best part, 

it would always calm the storm for those who were afraid of a little rain.

-R.M. Drake

On our way to the ceremony it began to pour buckets of rain the way it does in New York City summers:  completely out of nowhere not cognizant of our plans.  It just rains--even when it's your wedding day and you're walking to the ceremony and get trapped under a bridge.  Just like it happened on Patrick and Emily's wedding day.

Something about it was sorta perfect though.  Because isn't that life?  You have all of these perfect plans, and then something happens out of left field.  There's nothing you can do about it and it's not even about the thing; it's what you make of it.  And the light heartedness and laughter that Emily had about being stuck under a dirty bridge in Chelsea in her wedding dress made me feel confident that these two are going to move through lifes unexpected moments with open hands--because they embrace the unexpected.

The rain stopped, and we ran to the ceremony, and the weather was perfect for portraits, and they seriously danced the night away.  I mean these guys know how to have a dance party!

Patrick and Emily you two are some of my dream clients.  You're authentic, so connected to each other, and you love your tribe so well!  I can't wait to see life unfold for y'all!  Thank you for letting me be apart of your journey!

XO,

Kat

Thanks to an incredible dream team:

Photography:  Kat Harris + Frederick Castleberry, Kat Harris Photography

Ellen, Sidekick Events

Frank Alexander NYC

Nikki Avanzino, Hair Stylist

Sonnier Castle, Catering

Mint Wedding Cinematography

DJ Marvin Meyers

Warren Z Productions

Photo Booth MVS Studios

 

Sean + Bridget | Washington Square Park Wedding

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Close your eyes and picture the sun.

That's what it felt like to love her, warmth.

-Atticus

Sean and Bridget, that's what it feels like to witness and be around your love, warmth.  

All week long there was 100% chance of rain on your wedding day, but instead the sun came out and gave us beautiful light.  And there was an unexpected organized pillow fight in Washington Square Park during your portraits.  Instead of being upset, without hesitation y'all laughed and walked right into it.

It's a tiny picture into your relationship and dynamic together, but it was such a beautiful one to me.  

Your love is warmth.

I hope y'all are enjoying Hawaii, getting rest + getting super tan!  Thank you for entrusting me to journey with you throughout your wedding; it was a gift!

XO,

Kat 

David + Megan Beth | DUMBO Proposal

Y'all yesterday was sorta the best.  

I photographed David + Megan Beth's sweet proposal in DUMBO at sunset.  Seriously, I.Love.My.Job. 

A few years ago, Megan Beth + David hired me to shoot a lifestyle session in SoHo of them.  Instantly we connected.  Just being around them the life + light of their love is almost visible.

Well a while ago David emailed me to capture their proposal in DUMBO where they had their first date.  I couldn't say yes fast enough!

Yesterday was the big day.  And to see these two...well it was special.  The tears, laughter, joy, excitement.  All of it.  I didn't want it to end!  Congratulations y'all!!!  There are big + beautiful + abundant things ahead for you!  Enjoy your weekend in the city!

XO,
Kat

Micah + Kelly | DUMBO Brooklyn Bridge Engagements

Micah + Kelly.  The fact that you ran around Brooklyn with me for hours on a 30 something freezing cold New York day tells me a lot about who you are as a couple.  Even though it was so cold, our noses were dripping, and y'all were shivering like crazy you were up for the adventure, and I didn't want it to end.  And I know y'all are dear friends + I know you outside of shooting your engagements.  But it just seemed right that your session unfolded like that.  

Because it's so you.  The two of you are adventurous, passionate, overflowing with creative energy, and when I'm around you I feel like I get swept up in your adventure too.  Y'all invite others to come and play.  And to have fun with life.  That's a beautiful and really special thing.  I feel honored that I got to capture these photos of y'all.

And I cannot wait for y'all to be married next month in the Motherland of all places.  (That's Texas for those who don't know #cleareyesfullheartscan'tlose).

Enjoy these last few weeks leading up to your wedding + I'm excited to see what's ahead for y'all! 

XO,

Kat

David + Colby Vow Renewal | DUMBO Brooklyn Bridge

How little we knew of love then.  So much has happened since then.  We were just a couple of kids madly in love, ready for life’s adventures…-Colby to David.

Last week I got to photograph a sweet + intimate vow renewal.  We were on Brooklyn Bridge at sunset + there were bikers flying by + tourists with their selfie sticks.  But as Colby + David celebrated their 10 years of marriage and spoke vows to one another once again; it was sacred.  (My tears began to fog up my view finder on my camera).  I’m inspired by their love, authenticity and commitment to each other + their family.  It gives me so much hope.  Love is always worth the fight.

XO,

Kat