Believe it or not, I actually set the two lovebirds up with each other. So, effective immediately, my business is now Fields of Green Photography and Matchmaking. My matchmaking fee is that I get to smell you first-born's newborn baby head whenever I want.
The bride is a dear friend of mine and my husband's from college. We lived together junior year. I remember walking into her room one evening, looking all bereft and woebegone, moaning that "Lenny asked me out and he's ruining our friendship and I didn't know he liked me like that!" I fully expected her to moan with me and say he was stupid. Instead she said, "Oh, FINALLY!" I thought she was crazy. Except we ended up getting married. And then we made this baby:
|Can I get a "What what!" for that dress?!|
|I heart buttons. HEART THEM.|
Anyway, back to the wedding. The groom is a close friend from Young Life. He volunteered with us, and the crazy part of the story is that before he moved to this area, he and my husband knew each other from Young Life in another area, back when the groom was a senior in high school and my husband was a sophomore in community college. In short, the fall I met the bride (our freshman year) was the same fall my husband met the groom. A year later my husband moved to our college, and three years after that the groom moved to our area and wanted to help with Young Life. Eventually he wanted me to set someone up with him. I showed him a picture and said, "The girl in the middle is single." He said, "You had me at curls. When can I meet her?" The rest is history.
The wedding was awesome. I love my friend's taste, and she did an amazing job of creating a beautiful, detail-filled wedding that focused on family and friendship and the people they care about most, all while sticking to budget. They should be proud!
|The groom made that cake stand!|
|Yes, yes...that is my stroller in the background ruining their photo op. Yeesh.|
|Best attempt at a family photo.|
| She lost her booties at some point. Oh well.|
My hair was cute and curled at some point. Oh well.
It was a beautiful night and I'm thrilled for my friends as they start their new lives together.
|Wish lanterns, a la Tangled|