Kelsey and Brandon met when they were both in college, enrolled at Appalachian State University. They both lived in the same dorm, on the same floor, and ran with the same circle of friends. Brandon quickly turned on the southern charm, and wowed Kelsey to the point where she couldn’t turn him down! The rest was history.
After dating, Brandon popped the question on the serene edge of Lake Norman in May of 2015. The couple was married on September 9th, 2016 at the Providence Cotton Mill in Maiden, North Carolina. They had their first dance as husband and wife to Corey Smith’s “Blow Me Away”. When Brandon and Kelsey were studying at App State, they would always attend Corey Smith concerts when he was in town, so choosing him for the first dance was perfect!
Kelsey looked stunning in her two piece wedding gown by Lillian West. We loved the sweetheart neckline on her. The gown featured hand-sewn Sabrina lace, with an added on Bolero jacket. Kelsey paired the jacket for the ceremony, and removed it for the reception. Two different looks in one dress!
Once the wedding was over, Brandon and Kelsey’s families both declared that the two “threw a party, and a wedding happened as well”. You know a good time was had by all with that comment!
After the big day, Brandon and Kelsey took the tropical route and honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. As for advice for future brides-to-be, Kelsey feels it is very important to make sure the groom has a voice in the planning process. It is his wedding as well!
Kelsey, we are so happy to be a part of your wedding story! You truly made the most beautiful bride!! Thank you for letting us feature you 🙂