The day had arrived. Christy, being the extremely organized and planned woman that she is, greeted the day with a smile and decided to focus on one thing at a time. She had waited for James for years, and if there was one thing he had taught her, it was to take life one day at a time.
He treated the day much like any other day. Surrounded by his closest friends, James carefully and eagerly (and maybe a tiny bit anxiously!) prepared to see his beautiful bride. Today would be the day when they would no longer have to say goodbye.
For me, it's so hard to put words to the whole experience. I viewed the day through my camera lenses, but only because I was holding back tears of joy on the inside! My best friend from growing up was finally getting married to the man of her dreams, and I COULD NOT have been happier for them! I have so much respect for their friendship and their patience and I'm so thankful that they get to spend the rest of their lives together!
Christy looked completely and totally relaxed as she got ready. She had done her part of planning and delegating and she seemed just SO ready to get married! :)
Love that smile!!
I asked Christy to step outside on the porch to finish getting ready, and she couldn't help but giggle at the girls standing inside - they were all crying at how beautiful she was!
James was calm and collected and showed off his expert bow-tying knowledge!
James guessed that Christy's dress would be form fitted with only a small veil... boy, was he surprised!
Because Christy and James met at SMSU in Marshall, we decided to do all of their photos on campus.
It was a gorgeous day, and the leaves were absolutely beautiful!
We also made sure to visit the exact spot where Christy and James had their very first conversation. It just seemed fitting! :)
More than anything, Christy and James wanted to be surrounded by the people that they loved. Their wedding party was so sweet and so helpful!
Not to mention beautiful!!
Daddy's little girl!
Not only does Christy have an incredible eye for details, but she also works as a Sensory Analyst at Shchwan's - so you knew the food was going to be amazing!
Each of the guest tables had a different theme - something relating to James and Christy's relationship. They share a love for cooking, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and all things Doctor Who... there were so many details to photograph!
Christy was all smiles walking to see her groom...
And they shared the sweetest vows!
YAY! Finally married!!
I stole them away during dinner for some sunset photos and I'm so happy I did! Just check out James' sweet smile... :)
The rest of their night consisted of creative dances, hilarious toasts, fun games, and an active dance floor!
And who doesn't love to celebrate at a wedding like that?
Christy and James... I barely know what to say. Thank you so much for trusting me with your day, for being so willing to try all my crazy ideas, and for having an amazing wedding! Christy... guess what?? You're a married woman now!! :) I love you guys so so much, and can't wait to see what your future holds!! Enjoy the photos!