Nature pressed pause. Or at least mute. They stood together on the firm, knotted roots of trees that stretched high above all of our heads. Recessed from their close circle of friends, they stood quietly together, taking in the setting around them. Silence echoed off the trees. The river seemed to slow to a stop. It was as if the world around them was allowing them to quietly reflect on their future. They stood together, overlooking the river, preparing to become bride and groom. Husband and wife. Their friends (including the officiant), stood about 15 yards away. Preparing. They were going over what they would say. The toasts, the dedications, and the pacing of their private ceremony.
Oh yeah – pre-ceremony high fives always get things going.
Heidi and Jon: We think about your wedding all the time. Our mornings were peppered by misfortune. Whether it was Enchanted Rock reaching capacity, a lack of cell service, the impossibility of finding one another, there were a lot of things that could have made a bride break down. When we finally connected, it was so amazing to see your resolve as a couple. Your easy-going nature, and your willingness to create a beautiful situation wherever you are so long as you’re together, was nothing short of inspirational. You excitedly made fresh, unforgettable memories in the face of adversity. We feel truly special to have gotten to share in your special little ceremony, be a part of your inner circle, and share in your infectious laughter surrounded by your closest friends.
Holly & AJ
P.S. Y’all are still our only couple to request such a badass family formal photo. Simply the coolest.