Kelsey + Niall // Intimate Arizona Backyard Wedding

Niall and kelsey are the type of people who you automatically become friends with. The first time I met Kelsey we sat at a coffee shop talking all about their love story. We laughed, and even cried together and I immediately knew this wedding was going to be a pretty special one.

Niall is originally from Ireland and Kelsey from Arizona. Soccer brought Niall all the way to Arizona and the two met while going to school. Kelsey recalled seeing Niall in the dorm and getting those giddy, butterfly feelings and she just knew he was a pretty remarkable guy. Even though there were many challenges, they didn’t let long distance or school get in the way… and I guess you could say the rest is history.

Their beautiful backyard wedding was at a family friends house. When I first arrived, everything was so laid back and Kelsey had the most positive, go-with-it attitude. It was such a breath of fresh air. Niall and Kelsey read vows before the ceremony. It was such a special moment to witness.

The ceremony was absolutely stunning! Some of my favorite moments were, of course, Niall’s first look at his bride walking down the aisle. Then, after Kelsey’s dad gave her away, she turned around to see her sister on facetime (Kelsey’s sister was serving a mission with the church and was unable to make it back home for the wedding.) It was such a sweet surprise.

The two decided they wanted their bridals in a field in front of the gorgeous Gilbert Temple. After bridal’s we headed back to the house where we were greeted by all the wonderful guests and delicious food. Twinkle lights lit up the dance floor and the guest celebrated the newlyweds by dancing the night away. A sparkler exit and carriage ride wrapped up the evening and it was even more magical than I could have ever imagined.

Kelsey and Niall, love you guys so much!

Sayde Meador