“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
― A.A. Milne
The day positively sparkled on November 2nd. It really did. It was brilliant, and warm, and a saturating sun spewed over onto everything. The skies were blue, the birds sang, the remaining fall colors were warm and so bright. And Lauren & Wade got married.
There’s a lot that can be said about the day, how it was heartwarming and nostalgic, and full of thought and appreciation. How memories intertwined with laughter, and thoughts that are held dear were spoken of in soft tones of love. How Lauren and Wade have loved each other for many days, how that shows in so many ways. It’s obvious they’ve traveled through some times of adversity together, that they’ve seen great joy together. It’s obvious that these two are loved, that they love others deeply, and that they appreciate the happiness they’ve found. There was plenty of planning for this day, a heartfelt wedding service entreating God’s blessing on their marriage, a reception on the front lawn, everything close to heart and home. With all the beauty the eye could see that day, the executed details, the delightful weather, I think what I’ll remember most is the simplest thing, something that can’t even be photographed: it was the way they treated each other, the way they spoke of each other. That may have been the best part.
There are too many photos in this blog post, and I know it. I trimmed it down here and there, but the story needs repeating, and the images tell the story of their first day of marriage better than my words can.
Lauren & Wade. So, so much love and many wishes for a lifetime of blessing.
I am terribly biased over these three nephews of mine.
They are cute, and funny, and wicked fun to have around.
I see a little bit of my sister in every one, which is nostalgic and very biased of me.
Wade, Landon & Anderson.
Love you, goobers.
It’s easy to smile when I look at the pictures of this crew. They were a joy to photograph on a beautiful, light-filled perfect autumn evening. There was room to run, animals to pet, and fun swings and slides for David and Valentina to enjoy. I get to work with Renata, and I’ve learned plenty from her in my time working on the same floor. What I learned that night when I took her family photos? She’s not only a great nurse, she’s an excellent mom, too. Those two kids are so well-behaved, and just plain fun to be with. It was so heart-warming to see their relationship. Valentina loves her little brother, and David returns that adoration right back.
Sydney, it was such fun spending the afternoon with you, tromping through fields and over fences to get your senior photos. You’re a beautiful girl, and have so many good things ahead of you. Congratulations on being a senior- enjoy every moment!