Katie McKenzie and Justin Parra
Katie McKenzie and Justin Parra hosted a classic and romantic destination wedding in Rosemary Beach. As a Seattle-based wedding photographer, the bride had a unique approach to selecting vendors and designing her own wedding.
How the couple met: "We met while attending art school at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. Justin is now a web designer/developer, and I’m a photographer in the Seattle area."
Katie's favorite part of the day: "Walking down the aisle with my Dad to the sound of bagpipes and seeing Justin at the end of the aisle with tears in his eyes. The entire day was so amazing though, it’s hard just to pick one part!"
Katie had a lot of favorite details from the day. "Our welcome bags depicted Justin and I’s love story with a cute illustration by Atlas Hearts on Etsy," she says. "Our bagpiper was also a McKenzie and wore our family's tartan. I had my grandfather’s military wings and a thistle pin given to me by my father on my bouquet."
The couple honeymooned in Spain. They reside in Seattle, Washington.
Photography: KT Merry
Ceremony and reception: Rosemary Beach at the Eastern Green
Floral and decor: Events by Nouveau Flowers
Cakes: Sugarlilly Sweet Shop
Invitations: Rifle Paper Co.
Gown: Ivy & Aster
*Katie and Justin's wedding was featured in our Fall/Winter 2012 issue. For a copy of the issue, please click here.