Kaia and David were married on August 26th 2017 at Mustard Seed Gardens in Indianapolis. With bright sunshine, sunflowers and a lovely group of friends and family they exchanged vows under a huge maple tree. Kaia met David during her residency in Indianapolis and it was the perfect place for them to have their wedding.
“We met in Indianapolis. The venue was a perfect representation of us and our relationship; it is relaxed and comfortable but also intimate and beautiful. We wanted a blend of a traditional wedding, outdoor elements, and our personalities woven into the day. Mustard Seed Gardens was an easy pick to celebrate our love and have our closest friends and family be a natural part of it.”
I have known Kaia for over a decade as we actually met when we were teaching snowboarding at Snowmass Mountain in Colorado. To say she loves the outdoors would be an understatement. She’s always taking her adventures to a new level and while becoming a doctor she even found time to continue teaching at Snowmass during every break she had. She is a force of good energy and you can tell the moment you are in her presence. What a lovely thing when we all heard about David, she had met her match and suddenly we saw lots of beautiful photos of them hiking and enjoying the out doors together. They are the perfect match and when Kaia asked us to travel to Indiana to photograph their wedding w were honored! I loved reading more about their engagement story on their wedding website….
“David and Kaia first met each other playing soccer in Indianapolis. Kaia noticed this really handsome man with blue eyes that was subbing on her team, and her first words (always known for being PC!) to David were, “Are you bald by choice?” Unfortunately the team got destroyed 7-0 that night… so no first dates were arranged. Thankfully their paths crossed again, largely in part due to soccer teammate Emily (who has known David since they were little tykes). Their first date was Pizzology. Of course David was punctual, cleanly shaven, sharply dressed, and had appetizers on the table waiting for Kaia… who was fashionably late on her bicycle, in flip flops, coming from a wilderness medicine lecture. When she tripped into the restaurant, all was forgiven, and the rest, as they say, is history.”
Their wedding was full of heartfelt moments and we loved meeting Pastor Arvin Halvorson, he had baptized Kaia when she was little and it was so fitting that he shared the honor of being the officiant with another close friend of David’s Family. Their other officiant was Pastor Scott Giger the Pastor of the church David’s family has always attended. After a beautiful ceremony everyone enjoyed a beautiful outdoor cocktail hour and then a reception in the Olde Barn. Many great speeches and dancing followed.
“We took the time to “sit one out” together and watch the couples anniversary dance (those married 5, 10, 20, 30, etc years)… hoping our love grows even stronger that many years down the road! Also, it was incredible to see the wonderful friends and family we have in our lives from all over the country (and world!) in one place to celebrate and support our marriage.”
Big thanks to Cary Tozer for traveling to Indiana with me to photograph Kaia and David’s story!