The Couple:  Kami Burgess and Sam Cadeaux
Wedding Date:  September 4, 2011
Photography by Capture Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  A childhood friend of Kami’s was in town visiting her parents and met Sam at a church function. Something told her that Kami and Sam had to meet. Of course she presented the situation differently to each of them. She told Sam she had this cute friend and was wondering if he was up for a blind date. However, knowing Kami would turn down a blind date, she told Kami that Sam was new to the area and asked if she could show him around. After exchanging many emails, the two finally met for a picnic in Capital Park. Two and a half years later, Sam proposed under the same tree where they first met.
What was the most amazing part of your day?  Dancing through the line of our wedding party to “Beautiful Day” right after being announced and seeing all of our friends and family standing. It was amazing to see how many people love and support us.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  We were married on Labor Day weekend, so we had a lot of family and friends in town a few days prior to the wedding. It was a great time to hang out, share stories, eat and really blend our families. Our wedding party didn’t really know each other before that weekend and by the end they were teasing one another, swapping numbers and had created memories of their own.
As hectic as things got closer to the wedding day, it was nice to be with friends to help calm us down and remind us of what is most important…each other. It was great to get to share our special day with people who really love and support us as individuals, as well as a couple. It was an amazing weekend.

Ceremony Site & Reception Venue & Caterer & Cake:  Monte Verde Inn
Photographer:  Capture Photography
Flowers:  O’Shays Flowers
Favors:  Chocolate chip cookies made by the bride’s father
Wedding Dress:  House of Fashion
Bridesmaid Dresses:  David’s Bridal
Hair:  Amanda from Sleek Salon
Makeup:  Johnny Nicely
Invitations:  DIY by the bridal party. Designed by Somer Loen (friend of the bride) with calligraphy by Emily Loen (friend of the bride).
DJ:  Rich Carlson
Honeymoon location:  Whistler, Canada
First Dance Song:  “When You’ve Got a Good Thing” by Lady Antebellum
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Decide very carefully on the items that are most important to you and splurge a little. Photography, food and music were our top three most important items, and we made sure to allocate a good part of our budget for those items. Your vendors are an integral part of your day, so choose wisely. Our wedding would not have been nearly as stress-free or beautiful without the professionalism and experience of our vendors.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  I would have taken home the leftovers from my meal. The food was amazing, but with everything going on I didn’t get to finish my meal. It would have been great to have a late night snack.

Photos courtesy of Capture Photography.

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