wedding photo reveal no. 3 // our reception

I can’t believe I’m saying this… but today is Andrew’s and my one year anniversary! What a year it’s been. Looking back on the past 365 days as Mrs. Bowman, I am so overwhelmed at the blessing, provision, and joy the Lord has filled our first year of marriage with. To put it plainly, it has been the best. And it’s been so fun sharing glimpses of our first year with you!

In celebration of hitting the one year mark, I thought it would be a fun opportunity to finally share our reception photos! To be quite honest, I had planned on sharing these much, much earlier, but in the blur of this first year (moving to Florida, Andrew starting residency, etc, etc) this post somehow never got published.

I could wax poetic about it (y’all know I love a long-winded blog post), but I think these images by John Cain Photography will give you a much better peek into just how magical of a night it was.

I hope you enjoy reliving this night with me!

I can’t round out this post without a huge thank you to everyone who made this night possible. My parents, each and every vendor, all of our wonderful friends and family. Oh… and my husband for giving us all a reason to celebrate!

If you’d like to see more wedding-related posts, click here!

Our Ceremony

Our Reception Decor

Our Rehearsal Dinner

My Bridal Portraits


our vendors


Photography // John Cain Photography

Wedding Planner // AK Event Design

Videographer // Summer Films

Florist // The Garden Gate

Custom Wedding Monogram // Shuler Studio

Wedding Dress // Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon

Wedding Dress Designer // Sareh Nouri

Bridesmaid Dresses // Bella Bridesmaids, Alfred Sung D707

Hair & Makeup // Maitee Miles

Bridesmaid Earrings // Lonestar Southern x Lisi Lerch

Groomsmen & Fathers Attire // Mister Tuxedo

Ceremony Venue // Park Cities Baptist Church

Invitations & Save the Dates // John Cain Photography

Band // Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra

Mother of the Bride Dress // Talbot Runhof

Mother of the Groom Dress // NARDOS

Bridal Shoes // Manolo Blahnik

Pageboy Outfits // Isabel Garretón

Brides Earrings // Custom Gift from the Groom

Calligraphy // Susie-Melissa

Love from the Sunshine State,


Join in on the fun!


  1. marathonmom said:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the happy, I needed this today <3

    Thanks for sharing with us – love from the home state xoxo

    Published 6.1.20 · Reply
  2. Monty said:

    Happy “Paper” anniversary Kate & Andrew!!! Just a few random thoughts …
    1) If you were able to save the top of your cake, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did ours in the peace and quiet of your beautiful new home. 2) You make the most adorable faces. You are so full of joy and love in these photos it simply oozes off the page. 3) I think you have the cutest parents on the planet. Mind you I love mine with all my heart (and tomorrow would have been their 64th) but they were not cute like yours.!! God Bless you Mr & Mrs Bowman!!

    Published 6.1.20 · Reply
  3. Brittany said:

    Beautiful! You can just see how much fun you had!

    Published 6.1.20 · Reply
  4. Neva said:

    Your mother is also stunning. She has the perfectly elegant yet fun statement dress!

    Published 6.1.20 · Reply
  5. Alanna said:

    I find this post incredibly tacky given what is going on in our country right now. Not to mention all of the brides who cannot have their dream wedding right now due to the global pandemic.

    Published 6.2.20 · Reply
  6. Adrienne said:

    You can just feel the joy through the computer screen and a year later! Congratulations!! Loved following along with your wedding posts since the beginning!

    Published 6.3.20 · Reply
  7. Caroline said:

    Thank you for sharing! As a bride who had to postpone her wedding from October 2020 to June 2021, I’ve been pretty sad when I think about weddings. However, this post made me really excited and reminded me what weddings are really about: love and joy. This has really been such a bright spot in my day!
    Thank you again!

    Published 6.3.20 · Reply
  8. Black Lives Matter said:

    I think this post is incredibly ignorant right now. You posted on Instagram several days ago a really wonderful message of trying to redress the wrongs you may have unintentionally committed against POC. I was then disheartened to see you had posted this not only in the midst of what will likely be remembered as some of the very hardest days we have ever faced as a nation, but also AFTER you posted a message on Instagram that indicated you want to change your outlook on racism. I hope you stare long and hard at these photos. They are so beautiful, and you and Andrew deserve every happiness in the world. But when you spoke of your own privilege, look no further than these photos. Not only is there a lot of wealth and opulence, but there is not a SINGLE POC featured in any of the photos who is a friend (and not there to serve you and your guests). While they may certainly have attended your wedding, these photos are a reflection of who you are as an individual and the kinds of individuals with whom you have surrounded yourself.

    Evidently, the most important individuals in your life are all wealthy and white. One only needs to look at these photos to see that.

    In these days of crippling grief and agony, righteous anger, and untold wrongs waged against POC that have shaken our nation to its very core, may you find peace in beginning to really buckle down and do the hard work of bettering yourself.

    Published 6.3.20 · Reply
    • Rose said:

      What do you want her to do? Hide her wedding? Also, it is clear that Kate doesn’t post every single photo – the photos she posted here focus solely on her family and the bridal party. As to her wealth and opulence, Kate is the Dallas ‘It’ girl. She’s from the Park Cities area. She’s also a sweet person who works hard and worked hard for this wedding of hers. It is evident from your post that you are just jealous of Kate. As a woman of color, I take offense to you bashing this sweet girl’s wedding out of jealousy and hiding behind an honorable movement to do it.

      Published 7.15.20 · Reply
  9. Marine said:

    Happy 1st anniversary Kate ! :)
    I wish you and Andrew many more wedding anniversaries to come.
    Given the current situation in the world, it is so nice to see those wonderful pictures of happy people celebrating love and marriage !!!

    Published 6.4.20 · Reply
  10. valerie said:

    Hi Kate! I’ve been wondering, will you ever share the little details of the reception such as, the song the two of you chose for your first dance, the cake flavor you went with, etc?

    Published 6.15.20 · Reply
  11. Deirdre Fogler said:

    it was so nice to meet you and Andrew today in our little park…. And Daisy loved meeting Flynn!
    I feel like a bit of a voyeur looking at your lovely wedding album but I promised you I would check this out. Cooking dinner right now but I know I will love seeing lots more. AND I will share your blog with my two granddaughters!

    Published 10.18.20 · Reply
  12. Betsy said:

    Hi! I first saw your wedding pictures on Pinterest. It was one of the most beautiful, joyous weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing! I’ve never seen such a radiant bride! I hope your life together will continue to be as happy as it was that special day! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Published 3.4.21 · Reply
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