Oh, guys...I'm just beyond excited to share this stunner of a wedding with you today. Richy and Alyson's day was lovely in every sense of the word, from every thoughtful detail that Alyson had meticulously seen to in advance, to the moment when they were standing in front of one another doing their best to hold their emotions in check in front of their friends and families as they promised each other a lifetime of unconditional love. Lovely - all of it!
Toasting to the groom!
(...yes, in case you were wondering, I'm shamelessly digging classic black and white vibes for groomsmen photos.)
He moved towards Alyson while they were in the middle of a disagreement...and proposed right in the middle of what felt like a relational mess. Isn't that exceptional, and doesn't that say something incredible about the love they share? It's easy to extend love when we agree with others. It is much harder to commit to keeping your heart open to connection with someone when you disagree with them. ...and he did, and they are, and instead of proposing when everything was perfect, he proposed when it wasn't. I love that so much because it means that they know love isn't always easy, and they are ready to love each other through the hard moments, and it makes THIS moment, the one where they vowed each other forever, deeply powerful.
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER | Mindy Danelle
VENUE | The Pinnacle Golf Club
FLORAL DESIGN | Madison House Designs
CAKE | Cakes by Cecile
HAIR & MAKEUP | Madison Mikl
VIDEOGRAPHY | Andrew E. Weber
INVITATION SUITE | Ink & Ivory
BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | White of Dublin
BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES | Wendy’s Bridal
Hey there! I'm Deborah Grace, and this little space you've stumbled into is a peek into my world, and into the world of those who've allowed me into their stories . I'm a photographer, an artist, a storyteller, and a dreamer. I adore the way photography has afforded me the opportunity to glimpse into people's stories. People are beautiful, imperfect, messy and wonderful. I think most times we just need to know that we're doing okay at this life thing. That's why I take photos. I think people often miss the beauty of their own stories because they're in the middle of them. I think my lens is basically just a gift God put in my hands to help others see how wonderful they really are, and that their stories matter. I always feel like the lucky one because I am. Getting to hear your messy, imperfect, hilarious, one-of-a-kind adventure-of-a-story never fails to convince me that in spite of everything, God is making something really beautiful out of all of us. And that inspires my socks off every time. So yes. I'm the lucky one who gets an in to the beautiful stories that people are. I love new friends so drop me a line if you'd like to connect. -xoxo
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