September 28, 2016
If you’ve been following our blog for long then you know that I lost a part of my heart to Africa back in 2011 after visiting for a missions trip through Horizon International. Since then, I have longed to go back. After meeting with Kathleen, and hearing more about how she and Javan met, I knew that I was going to love being a part of their day. And, their day truly was as beautiful as they are! The beautiful emotion they all shared was captured throughout the day…I’ll let the photos tell their story…
I love the joy her dad expressed all day long…especially, when seeing Kathleen in her beautiful dress. The lovely, Sylvia McNair, was there to share in their special day. Sylvia is a 4-time Grammy winner. Between Sylvia’s incredible voice and Kathleen’s close choir friends…the music was breathtaking. Sylvia met Javan while visiting Kenya through Indiana University. They have since become dear friends and their sweet friendship continues now that he is in the states. Javan’s sweet boy… Javan’s parents were able to fly to America for the first time for the wedding. Clearly, they were welcomed with open arms. It may have been wet and muggy for their wedding day…it may (or, may not;) have taken several minutes for our lenses to adjust from the dryness of AC to the high levels of humidity, but the lovely photos say otherwise. 😉 Something I learned at their wedding was that Javan is rather well-known in Kenya. He was the ‘Mr. Kenya’…think Arnold Schwarzenegger. He even tried out for Mr. Africa and came in 2nd place. So, of course, we had to compare some muscles. 😉 Kathleen and Javan…thank you for choosing us to be a part of your beautiful day. It truly was an honor to celebrate you both and your beautiful story. Many hugs being sent your way!
Ceremony/Reception: Ritz Charles
Makeup: Beauty by Crystal