Katlyn and Shannigan are the most laid back couple ever.
They met at the Italian restaurant they both work at.
Katlyn stared as a dishwasher and she said it was the two worst weeks of her life.
She got out of lifting those heavy dish-filled racks and began as a waitress out in the restaurant with Shannigan.
The hit if off immediately. Shannigan has the sweetest daughter named Lily. Katlyn and Lily just adore each other. It’s the cutest.
When I talked to Katlyn a few hours before I was set to come over she said “Get ready to get your taco face on.”
Literally. Sent from heaven this one.
I had never had a second shooter before this wedding.
Mary Beth was my second shooter and I had talked to her, but I hadn’t met her in person before the day of the wedding.
I picked her up and we drove together.
We hit up Starbucks and instantly bonded over the look we gave each other when the lady at Starbucks was super rude.
So obviously I said “Did we just become best friends!?”
We had the best time kicking it all day as we worked.
When we showed up, Katlyn was so relaxed and in the best mood.
While getting ready, Katyln had a few strings on her dress.
Her friend came to the rescue with a pocket knife to cut them right off.
Katlyn and Shannigan had one of the most romantic first looks, his jaw hit the floor.
They giggled and were on cloud 9.
When Katlyn and her dad were headed down the aisle, they were laughing and joking the entire time.
Their beach ceremony was so sweet.
Katlyn’s phone beeped a few times- shout out to the person who texted her congrats right at ceremony time!
They shared the most adorable first kiss as she kicked her legs up with happiness.
Katlyn and Lily shared a moment after the ceremony when she told her “you know this means I’m officially your stepmom right?” Lily responded with the sweetest hug I’ve ever seen.
Find the picture in the photos below and die with love like I did when I saw it.
They had a taco bar for dinner.
A freaking taco bar.
Katyln and Shannigan sat in their big bed and ate their taco dinner.
It was the cutest thing watching their sweet, carefree love as they laughed and ate their tacos in this huge fancy bed.
The gorgeous sunset lighting was peeking through the window, so I grabbed a few intimate photos of them on the bed.
Then a few friends came in to join them.
Laughter filled the room.
Instead of a cake they had donut towers.
I may or may not have eaten hella donuts.
Katlyn told me to eat all the donuts I want.
Nobody else was really eating them and I didn’t want them to go to waste.
I mean come on! Nobody likes stale donuts.
The reception was off the chain.
Katlyn and her dad danced to the Eagles for the father daughter dance and it was amazing.
They just had the most fun, laughing and having a ball.
All the guests got down on the dance floor and I loved watching them.
Katlyn dancing was awesome. Her facial expressions freaking cracked me up.
See photos for proof. She got killer moves y’all.
The best part was everyone embracing one another.
The bride and groom ended up in the pool at the end of the night.
The bride still had her garter on.
The groom was smoking a cigar in the pool.
How are they so naturally cool though?
I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard one night of my life.
I adore Katyln and Shannigan and their wedding day was 100% them.
Second shooter: Mary Beth Akins
Bride’s ring- Luna Skye
Groom’s ring- Larson Jewelers
Bride’s hair- Marissa Christine
Bride’s attire- Destin Boutique
Groom’s attire- Amazon & Ralph Lauren
Taco bar- friends+family
Donuts- Twin cities donuts + Destination little donuts