It felt like I have been anxiously awaiting this wedding day for SO long. I am truly blessed to have the most amazing couples. Lorin & Tyler won my heart before we even met. Lorin has the most beautiful soul – so it was no surprise when we met in person at their engagement session that Tyler was just as amazing. Getting married and becoming a stepmom may not have been in Lorin’s plans–but the truth is they were always meant to find one another.
After over a year of planning and dreaming, their wedding day finally arrived on a gorgeous Spring day with the sun shining brightly. There was hardly a cloud in the sky. We arrived at lunchtime, just as the girls were finishing their hair and makeup and the guys were helping finish the final touches. Everyone was in high spirits and filled with smiles. There was such a relaxed and carefree spirit to the entire day.
After getting dressed Lorin shared a first look with her dad and her bridesmaids. Then it was time for Lorin & Tyler to share a private moment together. We stepped onto the shade of the front porch for a quiet place to share their first look. The moment Tyler turned was the first of many teary eyes for me that day. There is no denying how much he loves her. They chose to share their vows in private, making this moment even more special. As part of her vows, Lorin shared a gift with Tyler, bringing more tears to us all. She gave him a pin in memory of his mother, to wear and keep her close on this day. I know that she was dearly missed the entire day.
After sharing this special time alone together it was time for portraits. We had fun laughing and joking with the wedding party before it was time for family portraits. And while typically the couple portraits are my favorite, getting some sweet shots of Tyler, Lorin and the two kiddos were pulling at my heartstrings. These two kids stole my heart at a family session this past Fall – and I was so happy to capture even more sweet moments with them at the wedding.
Soon it was time for their ceremony so they could make it official! The sun continued shining down, highlighting a perfect moment in this couple’s story. They said I Do, sealed it with a kiss, and straight to the reception we all headed! They were ready to celebrate with all of their family & friends. The night was filled with speeches full of so much love, and dances with the people they hold so close in their hearts. After the formal festivities ended – Lorin got to smash cake in Tyler’s face. And she definitely understood the assignment. The rest of the night was filled with drinks, dancing, yard games, and fun at the photo booth. This is a wedding that I definitely did not want to end. It was bittersweet. I had to wait to read the card from my gift until after I was home because I knew I’d probably end up crying yet again. (I did!) I know with these two I have made friends for life!
Lorin & Tyler, I hope you are having the most amazing time in Greece. I don’t have enough words to explain how thankful I am to have met you and your loved ones. I am so beyond thankful you chose to share your memories with me. I cannot wait to continue watching your story.
Lots of Love,