If I could bottle their love, laughs, and this golden hour, it would be the perfect recipe for any couples session. This is what you call magic, my friends...
Lyra is a beautiful soul. She is real. The moment you find someone like that, you can't let them go. Ever! ...
"And we'll build this love from the ground up
For worse or for better
And I will be all you need
Beside you I'll stand through the good and the bad
We'll give all that we have
And we'll build this love from the ground up"
Dan + Shay - From the Ground Up
Details. ALL THE DETAILS. I adore Rachel's attention to detail and how much Josh did everything she wanted to make this day all she dreamed of. All the little wooden details were pretty much designed and created by the bride and groom.
I can honestly say I could not pick a "favorite" part of this day because it was all so wonderful. Rachel did exactly what I try to tell all of brides to do. ALWAYS give yourself extra time because things can sometimes run behind and if not , it won't hurt to have extra time to relax for a few!
The day started off with the girls getting ready. Rachel's dress is pretty much a showstopper! The perfect cherry on top for the already gorgeous bride! She chose to do a "First Look" with her Daddy. She had a little surprise just for him! Rachel had gotten him a present that was her bridal portrait of her holding up a sign that said " Daddy, I will always be your little girl!" He cried the moment he read it and they shared the sweetest of moments together!
Also, Rachel had written a love letter and sealed it with a kiss just for her groom!
After having fun with the both sides of the bridal party, it was time for the ceremony to begin! That cute grin on Josh's face as he saw his beautiful girl walking down the aisle! His love for her written all over his face! AND I adore the look they gave each other after that first kiss as husband and wife!
The reception was certainly one to beat with the fun everyone was having! From the kids to the , well lets face it, older kids (aka adults ) , there was so much laughter and love everywhere you looked around. We even had some people, who won't be named, that tried to dance on a pole. I cannot make any promises that there aren't any incriminating photographs on this blog of him though!
The beautiful night ended with the a perfect sparkler exit and an even more perfect kiss!
Rachel & Josh
Thank you so very much for allowing me to be such an important part on your journey together! I am so blessed to not only have you as clients, but now , also friends!
Congratulations on a lifetime of love and memories!!