Monday, October 26, 2009

Taylor + Nate | Married

Much like every other bride in 2009, rain has come into play. We have all been doing the Rain Dance praying and hoping that the rain stays away... just for a few hours... please. Taylor and Nate got their wish. We didn't have blue skies, but we did have dry seats for the outdoor ceremony. Taylor and Nate planned for a beautiful, intimate ceremony with close friends and family. It was a lovely affair. Pink roses and candle light tied everything together. The ceremony was held just outside the reception ballroom. Family and friends huddled together in the unseasonably chilly air as Taylor and Nate took their vows. Once the ceremony was over, the guests were invited to a lovely, sit down dinner and a night full of dancing. Every detail was attended to! Taylor and Nate, I hope you guys are thrilled with the outcome and cherish the memories of your beautiful wedding day for a lifetime. I wish you both all the best as you carve out your relationship and friendship. I am soooo pleased that I was able to join you as you navigated through this journey. Congratulations!!! Enjoy the photos! - Mary

Taylor's Details

Love this....

Taylor's Ladies

Nate's Details - His Grandfather's Cufflinks

Good night, Peabody!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Erin + Brian | Engaged

Erin and I have been friends since junior high... looong time! She is a dear friend who has stood the test of time. We went different directions in college but stayed in contact. The older I get, the more I totally appreciate that part. This was in a time where phone calls weren't cheap, internet was still sort of new (remember dial up connections?), and Facebook hadn't even been dreamed up. In a time like that, we still remained friends. Erin lived in Springfield, MO from the end of highschool through last fall when she packed herself and her sweet puppy, Huxley, up and headed back home. It was great to have her near me again. We had to figure out how to be friends again. It's completely different when someone comes for visits, and it's fast and intense. But when you live in the same town, friendship is approached differently. Not long after we figured it out, the dynamics were completely changed. Brian arrived on the scene! From the moment I heard the words, "I met a boy", I knew something was different. Remember that we've know each other for almost 20 years so I've heard a lot of "I met a boy". This one was different. After a very short time, the two were engaged. Come November 7, they will be married! It is my distinct pleasure to be the Matron of Honor at this amazing celebration. I am sooooo excited for them. They are a really fun couple. They laugh a lot. They communicate well. They have learned a lot about each other in a very short amount of time. They are in for a wild ride, and I will be cheering wildly from the sidelines. You guys are wonderful... together and apart. I am proud of and very excited for you both! Can't wait for your wedding! It's going to be great! Love you, Me

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Amy + John | Married

Three weeks ago, Robert and I piled in the car and headed to Fayetteville to celebrate Amy and John's wedding. Robert and I met Amy a year and a half ago in Jamaica where we celebrated another friends' wedding, and it was our immense pleasure to be in Fayetteville to celebrate this time in Amy's life. Amy is my kind of bride. She's a little bit older, has a really busy life, is madly in love with this man, and just wanted a wedding. Now, I know it probably didn't feel quite this simple in her mind, but she handled this whole thing with such a matter-of-fact manner. It was delightful! You can read more about her and John's love affair from their Engagement Session photos, but for now, let the wedding photos speak for themselves! I just love you guys! Enjoy!

Amy - Getting ready with her lovely details.

First Sighting - Love this tradition!

Midday in the Garden of Good & Evil

These two are big laughers... loud, belly laughers. Love it!

They had their "leaving" from the ceremony. Totally love this tradition!

Sweet dance with dad.

Momma's Boy

This crowd could PARTY! They were soooo much fun. They danced and danced and danced!