Monday, June 16, 2014

When David & Hannah said "I do" {5.23.2014}

Lovely ... Never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight

I love weddings.  I love to photograph them... to take in every detail.  Hannah & David, there were so. many. little details about your wedding day that were just perfect.  It was like a fairy tale with an underlying knowledge & thankfulness that this is real & God-ordained.

I loved every time that Hannah squealed "I'm getting married today!"
& the girls helping each other get their hair & makeup done just right & commenting on how good they all looked

Hannah's ever-present cup of coffee & her sweet sister who started early doing hair & was by Hannah's side right up until the wedding started, re-curling, adjusting, & being sure that everything was just right

That moment when she's in her dress & it really sinks in that today's the day

When the girls saw Hannah ready for the first time & everyone exclaimed how beautiful she was & took pictures & laughed & gave hugs

They loved doing funny pictures!

It's great to watch how each one has a different friendship with Hannah... with different jokes & memories, but they're all the same in that they were beyond excited to be apart of the memories of her wedding day!

The love this family has for each other.  They're all so sweet & caring, but crazy & funny at the same time!

The guys gave Mr.-almost-married a hard time

"We should do one like our team scored a goal"

David's GQ face

David: I'm not good at smiling & pictures.  Me: ohh just think of Hannah.  Mmhm well that worked perfectly!

These guys were so much fun!  Seriously, they kept me laughing!

But they could rock the serious look too.

Waiting (not so patiently) for his bride

The moment when they saw each other for the first time & they started to relax because they're together & they're reminded that this is God's plan

When he watched Hannah walk down the isle toward him

& they stood before God & their family & friends & they said "I do."  I do love you, I do cherish you, I will protect you, I will help you, I do promise to walk through this life with you

"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

& the rest of the evening is different...

They've hugged before, they've talked to friends & family together before

but now they belong to each other.

God has joined them together...

& that's one of the most precious things in this world.

So they laugh & joke with friends (& get thrown in the air)

& say goodbyes... some bitter-sweet

they have one last joke & say "see you later"

& they drive away together.  As husband & wife.  Mr. & Mrs.  Knowing that God has done a wonderfully, happy thing for them!

That today is the first day of the rest of their lives!