What began as a two people running at a charity marathon in Disney, ended in a connection that was a forever kind of love. That’s exactly how Kelly and Brent’s story started. Despite living countries apart, the pandemic postponing their big day, and not being able to see each other for quite some time, they made it through; proving just how strong their love for one another is. Their magical vintage wedding at Beau Chaval is the perfect blend of understated details mixed with elegance, thanks to the help of Ivy and Grace Decor. It also included their rings being flown in by a falcon, Kelly performing a song for her husband, and a way that included Kelly’s family from the United Kingdom who weren’t able to be there. From this couple’s story to the details and these wonderful photos from Gambill Photography, enjoy scrolling through the highlights from this dreamy day!
Kelly + Brent
From Joy of Ivy & Grace: Kelly (UK) and Brent (USA) met at the “Happiest Place on Earth” running a marathon for the same charity. Just like Disney, their connection was magical. Living an ocean apart did not stand in the way, and later that year Brent and Kelly were together again at Disney Paris where Brent proposed.
The wedding plans began, and the big day was planned for July 2020. After visiting the US, Kelly returned the UK with no idea what was in store for them. Covid-19 made that January day in 2020 the last day she would be able to hug and kiss her fiancé until April of 2021.
Finally, 15 months later and well past their original wedding date, the magical couple was together again, and planning their special day was back on. They chose the beautiful Beau Cheval venue after an extensive search. Their goal was an epic wedding without a massive budget and a small guest list of just 25 USA guests. It was so tough for Kelly to plan knowing her closest friends and family would be unable to attend due to Covid restrictions.
From Joy of Ivy & Grace: Their wedding WAS truly epic and extra in a stylish way as the miracle lay in the amazing details. The beautiful venue and incredible decor team, Ivy and Grace, managed to incorporate Kelly’s UK family and design ideas into that magical day. It was all planned perfectly with an early ceremony so Kelly’s loved ones in the UK could be a part of her special day on FaceBook Live.
To add to the magic, Kelly surprised Brent with her beautiful performance of a song that reminds them of how far they have come, Lady Gaga‘s Always Remember Us This Way. With his friend as the guitarist, Brent was shocked awed of his beautiful new wife.
From rings being flown in by falcon, a flower man to set the scene, an Instagram wall for all those guests that couldn’t make it due to Covid, a vintage bus to get ready in and much, much more, this epic and magical day was truly an inspired team effort. It was their Happiest Day On Earth!
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