You always hear people say that nothing is promised; the future is not guaranteed, and life is short. And although we know these things, when I learned that my beautiful bride Kendall was gone, I was devastated. The loss of someone so young, so full of life and love is heartbreaking, and my deepest condolences go to Kendall's family and friends, and most especially to her wife of just 8 months, Katie. As I’ve been absorbing this loss over the last few days, I feel first of all, so grateful to have met Kendall, and honored to have been the one to dress her for her wedding. She was beautiful inside and out. I’m grateful for the love, the joy, the epic dancing, and laughter that this couple shared. I get to know my brides over the months that we spend together creating and fitting their gowns, and one thing I know for sure, is that Kendall married the love of her life. Kendall, as you can see from these photos, was a light. And she shared that beautiful spirit with everyone who knew her. I can't bring myself to post all of the moments of our sweet bride laughing, dancing, and celebrating with her friends and family - it's just too much. But this wedding video is, and will always be, an all-time favorite. It is literally pure LOVE and joy. And even though watching it now breaks my heart, it still somehow gives me hope.
I had been saving Kendall and Katie‘s gorgeous beach wedding to share this summer, and planned to publish it in our next magazine. I was looking through this beautiful couple’s photos, planning out social posts, and reliving this amazing wedding, when I received the devastating news that Kendall had been killed in a horrible car crash just a few days ago. And so now it is with a broken heart that I write this tribute to Kendall. My days are usually filled with happy brides, beautiful weddings, and the promise of the future. But life is sometimes filled with tragedy and loss and grief too...and maybe that's what makes those joyful moments even more precious. I hope the universe is wrapping her wife Katie up in love, and that these beautiful memories will one day bring her peace. Thank you Kendall, for sharing your light with us all...the world misses you dearly.
Photography: Paige Jones
Photography: Xiema Zermeno
Videographer: Angel Zapien Cinema Touch