Kendria + Marty = Married!

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. McCann! What an amazing and simply spectacular wedding you had.  I am so happy and excited to get to photograph your beautiful wedding.  Kendria - from our initial meeting, getting to photograph you at Alison's wedding when you were a bridesmaid, the engagement photos, talking and seeing you throughout the wedding planning, I knew you two would have one amazing wedding.  And your wedding day lived up to that and it was a beautiful day.  You two are wonderful and so much fun.  You two bring out the best in each other and the love you have for one another is amazing.  I loved all your personal touches with so much thought going into all of your details and your big day.  At the reception, I especially loved watching you two, your friends and family on the dance floor!  What a crazy and fun group you had.  My cheeks hurt from laughing so much.  Marty, I was very impressed with your dance skills-you never left the dance floor all night!  And Kendria - you could not have looked more beautiful.  You were just stunning.  They are the perfect compliments to each other and I love that Kendria and Marty have super huge hearts with lots of love for all of those around them.  We all wish you the very best and can't wait to see all that you accomplish together.  We could not be happier for you two.  Thank you for letting all of us around you be a part of your big day. 

Ceremony: The Chapel at Ritz Charles
Reception: Ritz Charles
DJ: Jason and Jason with AMS Entertainment
Floral: Kathy's Kloset
Trio: Jill Pitz Trio
Videographer: Family Friend
Photographed by Kristin & Lori Thetford

Below are a few of my favorites from the wedding and a little more about their love story . . .

Kendria and Marty met while they both were attending Anderson University.  Marty and Kendria knew of each other through mutual friends; however, it wasn't until April 2010 when God's perfect timing was shown. Marty began to hang out at Kendria's house an unusual amount of time. They spent several nights up late talking (which wasn't the best idea since Kendria was still student teaching).  It was after these talks that they both knew that there was something there. Kendria left for Indy to go to an education fair, when she return the next day Marty skateboarded over to her house with flowers and a card asking "Will you be my lady?" She said, “Of course.”  Ever since then,  the fact that Kendria was “Marty’s lady” has always been a part of their relationship.  This is why Gradin, Marty’s nephew who was the little ring bearer, walked down the aisle holding the “Uncle Marty, here comes your lady” sign.  I love it.  Since becoming his lady, their lives have been full of happiness and joy.  They are so blessed and thankful for God's hand in our relationship.   
The proposal happened on Saturday, July 02, 2011.  That morning Kendria woke up in an awful mood. She had been grouchy all day, but not surprisingly Marty still wanted to be around her!  Marty suggested the idea to go downtown to eat and walk around. Kendria had no idea that her mood was about to make a 180 degree turn.  They ate at Rock Bottom, which happens to be the same place they ate the night when their parents first met. After dinner, they began to walk. We ended up walking down to the park where they first told each other our feelings for one another and said "I love you." Kendria was still clueless. While walking they noticed a wedding party out taking pictures and were admiring the group. Kendria asked Marty if he wanted to sit down and he said yes, suggesting a bench a little further back. Once they got to the bench, Kendria went to sit down and when she turned around Marty was down on one knee. Kendria began to cry and put her head down on Marty's shoulder. While holding the ring, Marty said, "Sweet P (his nickname for Kendria) will you marry me?" Kendria cried and said "Yes!" Shortly after enjoying the moment, they began calling their family and friends.  I was happy to “re-enact” this special moment during our engagement picture shoot downtown in the same spot! So fun. 
Congratulations, Kendria, on officially going from Marty's lady to Marty's Mrs.!!!  Thank you again for letting me be a part of your wedding day photos!  I had a blast and couldn't be happier for you.  If you would like to view Kendria and Marty's wedding pictures, click on this link: 
Thanks again!  Enjoy married life.  XXOO, Kristin

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