Grace and Chad’s wedding day was an absolute dream. From the bridal party to the emotional moments, to the gorgeous location, especially the joy that was felt by all, it couldn’t have been more perfect. Grace and Chad, THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of your big day! What a joy you are to each other’s families! Chad: you’re sweet, intelligent, committed, faithful, and you care for other people oh-so-well. Now you’re married to the sweetest, funkiest, most amazing girl ever and I know you’re going to love her in the most special way. You’re both so lucky!!
The day started with some seriously awesome bridesmaids on bridal beauty duty. They were rocking their blue converse and making sure Grace stayed smiling and looked PERFECT from every angle!
Even the tiniest member of the bridal party couldn’t stay away.
After getting the girls secured in their hiding spot, it was time for this gaggle of awesome dudes to strut their stuff!
And of course, some tender moments were due for the groom as well.
After that, we shooed everyone away for a sweet moment of love and prayer (and no peeking) between the couple. It brought tears to my eyes and to Chad, and I’m so glad I got to witness this amazing moment.
I couldn’t wait to see Chad’s face when Grace walked down the aisle and boy, I was not disappointed. Not a dry eye in the house!
Their ceremony was gorgeous, held under a massive blooming Oak. Their commitment to one another was felt by all who witnessed their vows to God and each other.
After a romantic and deeply moving ceremony, the knot was tied and they were happy to galavant back down the aisle (with a few surprise kisses) as a married couple!
Getting the whole family and bridal party together was a delight and you could tell everyone was so happy to be a part of the celebrations!
Then it was onto couples photos and, let me tell you, these two ROCKED their portrait session. (I don’t have to tell you though, see for yourself!)
The reception was nothing but pure joy and insanity. Everyone boogied their way in, laughed their way through dinner (so much so I was able to sneak the couple away for sunset photos!), and smiled and cried along with the couple during their wedding speeches and dances.
After the main events, it was time to party down and dance the night away! Glow sticks and crazy guests added so much texture and energy to the night!
Beyond being an awesome couple to photograph, these two pushed me outside of my comfort zone with their requests for some super fun off-camera flash and sparkler photography!
Their night came to a close with another ride in the incredible vintage wonder car as they waved good-bye to all their guests!
I am so thankful Grace and Chad chose me for their wedding. I don’t know if I’ve ever shot a couple with more style, flare, and all-around good vibes! I wish them all the best in their life together, even though I know they don’t need it. <3
(HUGE thanks to Rebecca Skidgel from Rebecca Skidgel Photography for second shooting for me on this fine day!)