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Ringing in the New Year with Mr. & Mrs. Graef | December 31, 2020



When it all began...

Kaleb and Shantel went to the same school and had all the same friends but never crossed paths until a mutual friend introduced them. They hit it off instantly. Kaleb asked Shantel to dinner and gave her a key to his house on the first night (LOL). They officially started dating in April of 2018. Shantel knew right away that he was her person. He understood her in a way that no one had ever before, and everything he wanted out of life aligned with hers.



Sparks Flew

Sparks flew for these two right off the bat. Everyone they knew tried to warn them that they were moving too fast, but it just felt right. Three years later, they couldn't be happier; they decided to go for it instead of holding back.



The Proposal

Kaleb whisked Shantel away for a romantic getaway to French Lick. On October 24, 2020, he asked, and she said yes!



The Wedding Date

Kaleb and Shantel got married on December 31, 2020. They had originally selected July 17, 2021, as their forever date, before learning that they were expecting a bundle of joy. They moved up the date so they could enjoy everything that comes with the pregnancy.



Their Song

Their song is From This Moment by Shania Twain. They have many reasons why they chose this song, but one of them is because their lives really did begin at that moment.



The Little Details

Dress: Wild Rose Bridal



Tuxedos: Eclectic Boutique



Cake Maker: Carol Glover



Decorator: Cindy Graef & Hobby Lobby. DJ: Davis Uphoff



Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

Shantel borrowed her sister-in-law's veil. Something new was her dress. Something old is her diamond. The diamond in her ring is the diamond Kaleb's dad used to propose to his mom. It has seen all the love and dedication it takes to raise an amazing family and nurture a novel-worthy marriage. Something blue her sweet friends gifted her with a beautiful blue pair of sapphire earrings that she will always cherish.



First Look



The Gorgeous Ladies



The Handsome Guys



Are you excited to keep using Silvernale Photography for all your future photography requests?

"Always! We LOVE Allie! She always keeps the air light and makes everyone in the room feel comfortable." - Shantel Graef

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