I don't photograph very many weddings. One, they are a lot of work. Two, they are pretty stressful because if you mess it up there is no do-over. That being said there is something fun and wonderful about being a part of that life changing event.
But never in my life have I been as moved and blessed to be a part of a wedding as I was shooting Lisa and Dave's. From start to finish it was beautiful and humbling and so exciting to be a part of. Partly because I worked along side some incredibly talented friends who came together to create a dream of a wedding for a cherished friend and partly because in a very real way God was telling His story of redemption and resurrection...of life coming after death...God's way of turning mourning into joy...beauty from ashes.
And pretty! My word was it a beautiful wedding! I don't even know where to start.
Wait, I take that back. I'll start with Lisa because I have never seen a more radiant joyful bride.
From start to finish the wedding told the Gospel story and everyone joined in singing praises.
After a hope filled homily and being pronounced husband and wife they invited everyone to stay and celebrate with them. And boy, do they know how to throw a party! I think I'll have to share a part two post with pictures from the dance floor.
I mentioned earlier about the talented people I worked beside during this wedding. These woman, all close dear friends with Lisa, are so very talented and shared every ounce of creativity they have to make this day stunning. From the flowers to the decor to the food it was simply beautiful.
Despite all the attention giving to details, all the extra sweet touches that made this wedding so lovely it was the atmosphere of joy that really set it apart from other weddings.
Dave and Lisa, your love for each other shines as only gold can after being through the Refiner's fire. May you be a blessing to everyone around you as you live out a marriage that depicts living breathing grace.