I love weddings. I think that's pretty obvious. But why do I love weddings so much? Because I love LOVE. Nothing makes me happier than looking at beautiful photos of people who are radiating with joy because they are so utterly and completely in love - it is like giving your heart a hug. And this gorgeous engagement shoot by Alicia Dickerson Photography completely gives me that feeling; and then some.
A few months back I received an email from Kim, the beautiful bride to be. A devout lover of all things rustic chic, her email exuded warmth, happiness, and enthusiasm over her upcoming nuptials - I believe the exact words she used describing the excitement over her recent engagement were "insert party horns & confetti here" (how much do you love that?!) Though we have not met in person through our correspondence I can tell what a beautiful, lovely, sweet person she is, and my heart is so happy for her.
And this isn't just another pretty photoshoot in a barn... the handsome groom is a cowboy and the pair are avid riders. Their engagement photos were taken at the barn where they keep their horses, and the horse that the couple is riding bareback, Maverick, is their wild horse who has now been tamed.
So how did this love come to be? Kim first spotted Matt on the 4th of July at a rodeo in St. Paul, Oregon. He was very shy when she approached him, but for the next year he couldn't get her out of his head. When they ran into each other again at the same rodeo a year later, he seized the opportunity to get to know her. The rest is now history, or as I'd call it - true love's fate!
The couple is planning a rustic, yet elegant, western/bohemian chic outdoor wedding in a horse pasture this September. No doubt it will be positively beautiful!
Alicia so much for sharing these gorgeous photos! I hope you continue to enjoy every moment of this fantastic time!