When I had lunch with my friend Melanie back in June, I had no idea where it would lead, aside from great conversation and catching up. But when she voiced angst on not being able to be there for her best friend Rachel on her wedding day, I felt pangs of sympathy. Then she casually threw out there, “I was considering gifting your services, since I don’t think she has a good photographer…”
Fast forward to August, Rachel and Paul got hitched in Colorado Springs! This was SUCH a fun wedding, the love nearly seeping out of the walls. To give you an example or idea of the atmosphere, when I asked Rachel about any special details for her big day, her vision…this is what she wrote:
“I imagine getting ready with my girls, doing the pictures with them when we get to the venue, and then walking out to the grassy meadow with my Dad, and seeing so many wonderful people all in the same place and walking down the aisle… and seeing my forever. He doesn’t want to do first look pictures, so I can’t wait to catch his eye. I love him. I picture the kiss, I picture everyone cheering and happy and celebrating… I picture picturesof family, of us, and maybe even one of everyone there. I’m getting teary eyed even just THINKING about how beautiful that picture would be – so much love, so much wonderful squeezed into one picture to have forever. Then, hors devourves? NO idea how to spell that, while everyone is talking and laughing and waiting for us to finish pictures. And then we walk in the room. AND CELEBRATE SO HARD!!!! This is BIG!! I LOVE LOVE!!! Celebrate our marriage, celebrate being together… there are hugs, there is dancing, laughing, happy faces, catching up, baby holding, grudge dropping, reuniting, etc… just love in every form. There are toasts, there is cake, there is more dancing… and around 9:30, Paul takes me by the hand and we walk out. There is birdseed everywhere.I love this.”
Does that sound EPIC or what?? So I was completely STOKED to be in gorgeous scenery, happy people and epic hugs (boy, did they all give epic hugs or WHAT!). Enjoy
I love her Dad’s expression when he saw her for the first time!
Paul spent the morning putting together this arch. Isn’t it a stunner??
The words he kept repeating when he saw Rachel was “wow…”