Can I just say, it was so awesome to photograph this wedding! It was GORGEOUS! I have known the bride since I was born (ok we are cousins So she is super close to my heart!
Adam Thomson (the groom) is a part of Krochet Kids International which is a company that employs people in Africa to Krochet hats and other accessories and then they sell the items in the states and then give the people who made the items fair trade price. And Kallie Dovel (the bride) co-founded 31bits with similar concept except with necklaces and bracelets. REALLY gorgeous stuff you should check it out! They met at Vangaurd Christian college and Adam was drawn to Kallie because of her surfing scar across her head from her board hitting her after falling off. They both had a passion for Africa and making a difference both of their companies started small and are now creating massive change! So onto their beautifully sweet beach wedding…
My Mother and I made all of the bouquets and boutineers. It was a ton of fun! Kallie LOVED them!
The photo above was a mural at the beach house that was on the Naval base that Kallie and Adam had their beach wedding.
The groom made this necklace for the bride, so beautiful!
These bracelets are made through 31bits they are a SUPER awesome organization that is employing and educating 100 women in Uganda to make these beautiful bracelets. Keep an eye out they are coming out with their wedding line in a couple of months! Until then check out their real gold flecked bracelets and necklaces on their website.
How awesome to have friends who are excited for you to get married!
Africa is super close to the bride and groom’s hearts, they both have companies out there employing Ugandan women to create one of a kind accessories, so that is why the bride wore this Africa bangle on her gold bracelet.
The groom dawned a new bow tie that Krochet Kids are having made by women in Uganda at fair trade price and making a difference in their lives! Keep an eye out for these super cute bow ties for your upcoming nuptials!
Adam (aka the groom) has a super rad vintage VW bus that they used to transport all of the groomsmen down to the beach as well as their getaway car!
The ladies from 31bits (the brides friends and co-founders) arranged the flowers for the tables as well as created sticks with starfish on the end and wrapped the sticks with beige muslin. Then they created more sticks with scraps of material tied onto the top for a extra splash of color. SUPER CUTE!
The bride’s family friend passed along their cake cutting knife and server. so they engraved their names and wedding date on the knife beside the other couple.
Family friends had placed bets on who would get married next. Nicole was in fact the first to get married then Kallie was next so Teresa (Kallie’s Mom) lost the bet. Not sure what the final winner will get
Such a cute reminder that more food is coming!
The mother of the groom hand stitched blankets for guests to sit on during the ceremony. The edges of them had sea shells tied on to keep them from flying away.
Father of the bride cooked all of the meat and had help from friends and family to stage and warm the food. It was delicious!
Homemade Sangria! It was a big hit! They bought over 40 bottles of wine and they were all gone by the end of the night!
Friends of the bride created these sweet flags for the reception, it added such a fun handmade touch to the metal gazebo.
Check out the video about Krochet Kids here…
See 31bits online summer catalog…