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September 4, 2021
Stephen's City, VA
#Lamarforlife

Kaitlyn & Tyler

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Meet the family and friends who helped make this day special and are walking down the isle with us!

Scott Lamar

Officiant

Scott holds a special roll in our day. Outside of being the Officiant he is Tyler's Father and best friend. No father-son duo has ever been so close or so similar. He is Tyler's biggest fan and strongest support. Scott has raised Tyler to be a man of his word and to take care of your neighbor as if they are family. This day isn't possible without his guidance and positive example. Scott loves cracking jokes and fishing on the Alabama River. He is a mechanic for Hyundai in Prattville AL.

Timothy Cotton

Best Man

Timothy "Timbo" Cotton and Tyler met in high school and have been getting each other in and out of trouble ever since. Timothy leads a construction crew in Millbrook, AL. He has welcomed Tyler, Kaitlyn and their family with open arms over the years, as if they were his own blood. Through laughter and smiles and a bit of misbehaving he's earned a special place in both their hearts. No amount of distance or time has affected the brother like friendship these two have. Tyler couldn't imagine a better support system by his side when he says I do.

Corynn Kline

Maid of Honor

Kaitlyn's childhood best friend. Corynn and Kaitlyn's mother's were friends long before these two. Their friendship in generational. They took dance lessons together when they were 7 and 8 years old and since then have spent every moment together. Corynn loves hunting and fishing. She is a bank teller in Fredricksburg VA.

Emily Mccormack

Maid of Honor

Kaitlyn's best friend of the last 10 years. Emily runs a nail salon in Purcellville VA. She also has her own side business doing makeup for events. She is a vibrant, energetic, happy soul who spreads laughter and smiles every where she goes. She has helped Kaitlyn through many hard times in life. The two are absolutely inseparable. There's no way this day could happen without her.

Devin Elie

Groomsman

Devin is Kaitlyn's older brother and father of the Ring Bearer's, Alfie and Brandon. Devin is a constant joy to be around. He makes everyone around him laugh. Devin has been a encouraging voice and sound mind in Kaitlyn's life. He has always given constructive advice to help guide her over the years. Devin works for Amazon in Ashburn, VA. Kaitlyn wouldn't get married without her big brother by her side.

Austin Lamar

Bridesmaid

Austin is Tyler's younger sister. She is just coming out of her senior year of high school in Prattville, AL. Austin is studying cosmetology and is hoping to become a hair styling beautician. Her love for makeup and fishing make it easy for her to get along with just about anyone.

James Elie

Groomsman

James is Kaitlyn's younger brother. James is going into his Senior year of high school in Winchester, VA. He helps his parents on their poultry farm and volunteers on other projects as well. James is a gentle soul with a heart of gold. He's quick witted, even teaching his older sister a thing or two over the years. He has always been her shoulder to cry on and protector of her heart. James loves to play board games and video games with family, making memories every chance he gets. Kaitlyn is very proud of the man he is becoming and is overjoyed to have him be beside her when she says "I do."

Laura Taylor

Bridesmaid

Laura and Kaitlyn were raised together from the day Kaitlyn was born. Their friendship is also generational as their mothers have been friends since their 20's. Laura is also Tyler's older step sister bringing another layer to why she's so important to have take part in this day. Laura loves cats and board games. Laura is a chef in Birmingham AL. She is Married to Kelvin Taylor, a groomsman.

Kelvin Taylor

Groomsman

Kelvin married Tyler's older sister, Laura Taylor in 2016 when Tyler was a Junior in high school. However, he was already part of their family for years prior. Kelvin is a fun-loving, big hearted man. He's been an older brother to Tyler by giving words of wisdom and consistently being there when he's needed. Kelvin works as an animal handler in Huntsville, AL. In his free time he has a pod cast and is a musician. Kelvin's energetic personality is one that we couldn't miss out on!

Shelby Gay

Bridesmaid

Shelby came into Kaitlyn's adult life through Emily Mccormack (Maid Of Honor). They instantly clicked and soon became close friends. Shelby loves wine and spending time with friends. She is currently engaged to Jesse Sothword. Shelby is a hair stylist in Purcellville, VA.

Caleb Roberts

Groomsman

Caleb and Tyler met through the USMC in Okinawa, Japan. Quickly becoming best friends they relied on each other throughout their time over seas. Caleb works at a hospital in CA. Tyler is very excited to have Caleb with him on another big life step.

Laila Cotton

Bridesmaid

Laila has been friends with Tyler for about 5 years now through her husband Timothy. When her and Kaitlyn met, they clicked instantly! Her gorgeous spirit is only matched by her smile. She is constantly encouraging and inspiring her friends to embrace their true selves with her vulnerability about her own life. Laila is a banking associate in Millbrook, AL. Kaitlyn and Tyler are excited to have her radiant personality share in their day.

Alfie Logan

Ring Bearer

Kaitlyn's oldest nephew. Alfie is the son to Devin and Veronica Elie. He is starting first grade. Alfie's favorite superhero is Spiderman and Spider-Gwen. He loves monster trucks and playing with his younger brother Brandon.

Brandon Elie

Ring Bearer

Kaitlyn's youngest nephew. Brandon is the son to Devin and Veronica Elie. He loves to suck on his fingers and gets lots of cuddles. He knows baby sign language and how to walk. Brandon loves playing with his older brother and exploring the world around him.

Brooke Woods

Flower Girl

Brooke is Kaitlyn's youngest cousin. She is a fire cracker with a sassy attitude. She loves painting her nails and coloring pictures. Brooke is going into first grade. She loves to play dinosaurs and watch Barbie movies.

Kenneth Woods

Prayer Speaker

Kenneth "Kenny" Woods is the Pastor of River of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manassas VA. Kenny has been a part of many weddings and held many roles but the most special role he holds is being Kaitlyn's Uncle. Being a confidant in Christ and family he has been a very important person in her life and in her raising. Kenny has helped numerous families and charities, looking to serve in God's name. He loves to make "Dad" jokes and have a good time. Kenny will be leading us and closing us in prayer throughout our day.

Ronda Payne

Mother of the Bride

Ronda is Kaitlyn's mother. The two are best friends and share a special relationship. From singing, to baking, to their love for child care they are two peas in a pod. She has been the backbone in Kaitlyn's life. Ronda has taught Kaitlyn what it means to have courage and love like God has called her to. Doing this day without her mother by her side would be impossible. Ronda loves to help anyone when they are in need. She volunteers with the teen youth group at her family's church and singing worship on Sundays.

Len Elie

Father of the Bride

Len is Kaitlyn's father (of hers). The two have had a wild relationship through the years but aren't any less close. He has been a strong supporter and lap to rest on when she has needed it. Len and Kaitlyn got baptized together in September of 2018 and have since grown closer with God and each other. He has played a crucial part in helping her choose a God fearing man for a partner, while also falling in love with herself. She could not walk down the isle if it weren't for his words of wisdom and patience keeping her well grounded. Len and his family run a poultry farm in Winchester VA.

Jason Payne

Father of the Bride

Jason entered Kaitlyn's life when she was 8 years old. He married her mother, Ronda Payne, when she was 11. Since then Jason has been Kaitlyn's best friend (his age) and role model on how to enjoy the world around her. Jason has always encouraged Kaitlyn's hobbies and taught her how to paint, now one of her largest passions in life. He is a hard working, generous man who would do anything for his family. Jason has been a huge influence on Kaitlyn discovering who she is. While some girls don't even know their first Dad, Kaitlyn is very lucky to have two!

Carissa Elie

Mother of the Bride

Carissa became Kaitlyn's second mom when she was 11. She has been a positive role model over the years, putting into practice the Proverbs 31 woman every day. Outside of having a contagious smile, she always puts God and her family first. Carissa has been one phone call away to Kaitlyn her entire life, being a confidant, friend, mom, and sister in Christ. Carissa and her family run a poultry farm in Winchester, VA. She loves to cook and volunteer wherever she's needed. Kaitlyn couldn't imagine this day without her mom's advice and laughter.

Caryn Lamar

Mother of the Groom

Caryn came into Tyler's life when he was 11 years old. She married his father, Scott Lamar, when he was 13 and they merged two families together. Since then she has been Tyler's mom. Filling his heart and belly with wonderful moments over the years. Her kindness and nurturing personality has always given him somewhere to turn to when he has needed it. Caryn is a Manager for J.C. Penney in Prattville, AL. She loves make up and cooking for her family. Tyler couldn't have asked for a better mom to share this big day with.