Thursday, October 22, 2015

Joseph & Casey | Some things are meant to be

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
some things are meant to be

Joseph & Casey.  They were in the same church for awhile growing up, but due to a 5 year age difference never talked to each other.  Casey remembers Joseph from back then, but she was only 10 when they stopped going to the same church & Joseph doesn't remember her at all!  Years later they found themselves both going to that same church again.  They officially met before the Christmas program in 2011 when Casey saw Joseph & decided to walk up to him & introduce herself.  After church, Joseph ended up playing the piano while a group (including Casey) gathered around to sing & hang out.  This was the beginning to a great friendship that led to Christmas last year when Joseph asked Casey to marry him!  I don't know about you, but all that just sounds like the Lord's perfect timing to me!

Their wedding day was all kinds of sweet & fun!

Waiting to see his bride!  They had a first look with their family & the wedding party watching.

At which point I heard Joseph saying, She looks like a bride alright! :)

Preacher Edwards was their pastor when they were growing up & both Joseph & Casey wanted to have him officiate the ceremony.

Casey's nephew, Aiden!  Such a cutie!

Casey's little cousin, Ella!  She was not too fond of my camera, so I had to sneak pictures of her!

photobomb featuring the groom

This was the only pose Casey asked for, one of them by the piano!  Sure, we'll all listen to Joseph play a song for you! :)

As a couple, Casey described them as simple & Joseph described them as cool... I'd have to agree with both!  They like so many of the same things & just enjoy being together which makes their relationship seem relatively easy & simple... & what could be more cool than not being concerned with making their relationship fit the mold of how others think they should be?

Joseph: "Now look off that way... majestically.. like you're looking for a ship."

Joseph says the two things he loves the most about Casey is her character & her smile!

Me: "Now look off that way, like you're looking for a ship."  Nailed it!

Casey loves that Joseph gets along with her family & that he makes her feel so safe, comfortable, beautiful, & loved!

Almost time!

That last father/daughter hug before she becomes a married lady!

 Can we all appreciate the fact that Joseph got a little choked up during their vows?

Right before the kiss... Preacher Edwards may have been dragging that out a little longer than necessary! :)

My favorite part of this picture is Aiden's mom, Emily, Shielding his eyes from the kiss!

Joseph: hey this is like a mosquito net!


"take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can't help falling in love with you."

I love that you can see Casey's parents in the background here!

Casey's mom watching the father/daughter dance

The guys from Virtual Sounds did the dj work for the reception.  They did a great job & were great at keeping me informed of the time schedule & letting me get in place before starting any of the reception events.  Thanks for being awesome to work with, y'all!

Casey's brother's family, Caleb, Emily, & Aiden.

This one makes me laugh!

Joseph's twin brother, Joey & his fianceƩ


"To be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”  - Timothy Keller