We love weddings. We love hearing vows between two people in love, we love dancing at receptions with cameras in front of our faces, and we love wedding cake. We really love wedding cake. But when it comes to getting emotional at weddings, that doesn’t happen too often for us. Every wedding is special in its own way, and every once in a while, a ceremony will set us off.
Stacy and Ian’s wedding was the only one in the history of Pink Shoe Photography that had us both boo-hooing.
As Stacy’s proud father walked her down the aisle towards Ian, she didn’t take her eyes off of her groom. Half way down the aisle, she whispered, “I love you, baby,” towards Ian. Before they even made it to the alter, nearly every wedding guest was holding a tissue full of tears.
The ceremony ended with a sweet, joyful kiss, and the pastor addressed the wedding guests. While the couple faced their friends and family, the pastor took a moment to appreciate this special couple. He said that all Stacy and Ian wanted was to be married to one another. That it was their dream. He asked everyone to take a moment to appreciate the love in their lives and he encouraged them to hold it tight and dear. Most of all, he requested that they never take marriage for granted.
(At this point, we were all bawling.)
Stacy and Ian, we wish you a lifetime of happiness. Continue to encourage others with your sweet smiles and unabashed love for one another.
Love, Katie & Jenica
To view Stacy & Ian’s wedding slide show, click HERE!
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Do-it-yourself is a very unglamorous phrase. It should be reserved for things like wallpaper-removal and face masks made of sugar and avocado. Not for beautiful events like weddings. So let’s call Leah and Tripp’s big day a “crafted-by-couple-wedding.” These two went all out on the details for their wedding. We wouldn’t have been surprised if they told us that they handcrafted each of the reception chairs.
Leah and Tripp dated for nine years before they wed. The high school sweethearts were engaged for over two years before they said I do. This gave Leah plenty of time to determine what she wanted for her wedding day. She wanted a rustic, non-stuffy venue. She wanted to display photos of their relationship throughout the years. She wanted monograms and (really) sweet tea at the reception, and she wanted to make her guests feel comfortable and loved. But most of all, she wanted to marry Tripp.
Photographing the wedding of a loved one is a very special thing. It’s often paired with a foggy viewfinder, wet with tears. Leah is my cousin, and our families lived next door to each other when we were kids. Her family has a big piece of my heart, and I am so grateful she’s in my life.
Leah and Tripp, Jenica and I were honored to be a part of your special day. We love you both, and we can’t wait to see you two grow old and grey together.
Love, Katie & Jenica
Click HERE to see the slide show of our favorite images from Leah & Tripp’s wedding!