The walk was long. He walked her slowly and carefully, in full silence. The sun had become surprisingly soft. An otherwise bright and cold day was cut by gentle lighting. There was ample shade, the clearing was surrounded by trees. As they reached the wedding party, she held his arm, and they stood. Still. She looked over at him, and around at their loved ones. Christa’s father took a deep breath, and broke the silence. He addressed Justin:
Since the day I met you, I knew you would be the one to take her away from me.
Knowing Christa and Justin, that sounds to us almost exactly right. They do appear the perfect match, but for them, it’s not about ownership. This wedding was about their ability to be better together. They spoke beautifully in their vows about their ability to coexist, live as individuals, and work to help one another become better human beings, and most importantly their love for one another. It was obvious that they shared a mutual respect and admiration for one another. It was easy to see why. They are the kind of people that you feel like you could lean in and whisper to. They are kind and open. Friendly and genuine. All their closest friends came together to play a role in their long-anticipated ceremony. It created a special togetherness.
Christa and Justin: thank you for the opportunity to document your beautiful and intimate celebration. We love to see friends and family coming together, and it was especially sweet that so many friends were so involved with the setup and execution. We absolutely loved the fact that it was at Live Oak, and how secluded the ceremony felt. And Christa, all the details (and yummy jams!) that you made by hand were absolutely incredible. We’re so grateful to have been included.
Venue | LIVE OAK BREWING
Catering | DANG KITCHEN
Dessert | SUGAR MAMA’S BAKESHOP
Hair | URBAN BETTY SALON