Oh Kelsey Ryan. There are so many words I can say about our friendship but today I will discuss you and Russ’s relationship. One of the most prominent memories I have of their relationship was when it all started. Years ago, seven I believe, Kelsey and Russ started dating. Shortly after that, Russ was deployed to Iraq. I never got to meet Russ before he left but I felt like I knew him through Kelsey’s descriptions. She explained how they would write letters to each other every single day while he was away. The letters were romantic, sweet, caring…oh you get it. Kelsey only read me a few pieces of one note but I remember thinking, if someone can write that about you, he’s the one.
Kelsey and Russ had a beautiful wedding at the Punderson Manor in Ohio on October 6, 2013. It was a 70% chance of rain all week but we lucked out and had a absolutely stunning fall day. We started the day with reveal which took place on the balcony looking over the water at the Manor. We then ventured around the lodge and surrounding areas to capture some of the wonderful scenery of this venue. The ceremony was held at the back of the manor with the water closet to the bride and groom and lodge in the background. This felt like we were in another country. Everything was so lush and full of color. During the reception, Kelsey and Russ danced their first dances to the wonderful sounds of See the Summer. If you have not heard of them yet, get on the bandwagon because they are awesome. The night carried on with lots of dancing and great memories. Congrats to two of my great friends!