Every wedding should be a royal wedding. A Prince + Princess saying their vows for all to see; a grand party celebrating their love; and the little touches that prove how much thought was put into the big day. A wedding should always make the bride and groom feel like royalty. But some weddings go the extra mile. To the point where you really start to wonder, “Is this an actual royal couple?” There were so many little things about Kristie + Taylor’s magnificent Naples, Florida wedding that made me start to see them as a true Prince + Princess, beginning their lives together.
Of course, a royal wedding needs a photographer fit for royalty, as well. And Kristie + Taylor found him in Springfield, Missouri’s David Coleman of D Coleman Photography. Coleman photographed the couple in a completely royal-inspired way, while also catching their real “common” moments. He shows them as a couple fit for the throne, but with an incredibly deep love for one another. While royal photos can sometimes be posed and stuffy, Coleman caught many of Kristie + Taylor’s candid moments, with their mouths open in laughter and with their secret looks at each other when they forget they’re being watched.
The royal blue bridesmaid dresses, the purple flowers and touches, and the dainty tiara atop Kristie’s head all contributed to the majestic feel. My eyes keep naturally drifting back to the photo of Kristie + Taylor walking out of their reception venue with their “kingdom” of loved ones guiding their way with sparklers. But unlike a royal kingdom’s subjects, these are the people who truly love Kristie + Taylor and are genuinely ecstatic for the future that they’re beginning to build together.
There’s nothing quite like a royal wedding. Unless it’s with a real couple, most genuinely in love.