There are so many things that I love about Dylan and Sophie's wedding, it's impossible to list them all. I will, however, list a few things :).
Dylan and Sophie are two of the most magical people I've ever met. They radiate around each other. I was overwhelmed with love just watching them interact together during their engagement session, but even more so on their wedding day. It was so exciting and refreshing to see two people who truly love one another so passionately that they were less focused on the day going perfectly and more focused on radiating Jesus, joy, kindness, and love. Their day was so beautifully planned with the most caring and thoughtful details. With their wedding being held at Sophie's Grandparents' farm, there were so many family memories that just overwhelmed the day with a sense of love and happiness. A day full of prayers, family, friends, hugs, happy tears, smiles, sunshine, heirlooms, farm trucks, cowboy boots, quilts, hay bales, wedding outdoors in a pasture, ice cream and cake-flavors reception, and dancing under Edison bulbs in a cattle barn (I could never list all of the greatness). Basically everything that makes me smile. I will forever be blessed by this job, but people as special as Dylan, Sophie, and their families are what will forever make this job the greatest treasure in my heart.
I always ask my clients to reflect on their wedding day and type up a little something to include with their blog. I love seeing the day through their eyes. Here is a little something from Sophie about her love with Dylan and their special outdoor wedding at her Grandparents' farm:
“Before I ever discovered love and romance, my mom would tell me, ‘If a man truly loves you, he will wait for you.’ Then, on my thirteenth birthday, Dad and Mom gave me a purity ring that had scripted on it, ‘True Love Waits.’
I lost the purity ring a couple of times in High School (including losing it at the farm where we married!), but I always prayed and I eventually found it. I also prayed for my future husband, not knowing who or where he might be. I longed to be married someday and dreamed it to be at my grandparents’ farm.
All along, he was two years ahead of me in school, played in the same orchestra, ran on the same track and field, and lived in the same subdivision three blocks away. After returning home due to a major leg break at college, he decided to stay. Then, he noticed me. He started pursuing me as I was graduating from high school, and we dated for 3 years. It felt like a long time of waiting. My mom’s words came alive, ‘True love waits.’ Dad gave permission, Dylan proposed, we planned a wedding, and we were happily married on July 15, 2016.