Clouds rolled in as the music began & everyone took their places on top of a bluff overlooking a part of Alabama I never knew existed. The moment Nathan's bride would make her journey down the aisle to become his wife. Big inhale, huge exhale as that moment covered in prayers is finally here.
One look at you; my whole life falls in line.
I prayed for you; before I called you mine.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.
I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.
The way you love, it changes who I am.
I am undone and I thank God once again.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes. | I Get To Love You, Ruelle
*Hands down my favorite wedding song to date. But I'm getting ahead of myself, let's journey back to the beginning of the day & then we will get to more of the ceremony pictures! Ok fine, here's a sneak...
"I want my wedding day to be filled with laughter and love with all of our amazing family and friends. Low on stress and high on memories," remarked Mrs. Mynard a few months prior to her April wedding date.
And I can confirm that it was all of those things mentioned above.
Chandler spent the morning getting ready with her best girls by her side. Katie Hodges helped bring forth the girls' natural beauty (seriously she's the best, check her out). And Nathan calmed his nerves by playing ping-pong with his guys.
Chandler & Nathan's bridal party was so much fun as you can probably tell. They kept me laughing & were there to lend a hand if needed.
Y'all, their first look was breath-taking.
I believe in marriages that reflect the church. Love built upon the truth that Christ died for us, so that we may have ever lasting life. For better or for worse. In sickness & in health. A union of two selfish people, choosing to seek God first above themselves & one another.
Chandler & Nathan's ceremony was performed by one of his spiritual leaders. Surrounded by God's beauty, they stood hand in hand & exchanged their vows.
Ephesians Farm was the perfect venue from the large getting ready lofts to the stunning bluff to the intimate barn for a night full of dancing. It was just the right fit for Chandler & Nathan's wedding day.
All the wonderful vendors who made this an absolute dream for the bride & groom:
Hair & Makeup: Katie Hodges
Bride's Dress: Bella's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Bella's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Band: Z and the Party Faktory
Coordinator, Caterer & Florist: Sherri Shaw, Ephesians Farm
*Ah! I've got one more surprise for ya. After their bridal party portraits & family formal time, we had a little break before the ceremony & I asked Chandler & Nathan if they'd be up for an adventure. Much to my surprise they agreed & ventured out on top of a rock in the middle of a creek bed for these awesome bride & groom portraits.