It’s really something special when you can walk into a room on the day of a wedding and feel like a REAL part of the bride’s and groom’s family and friends when you’re there to work. But that is exactly how we felt when we arrived at Bethel Lutheran this past Saturday for Cole & Steph’s wedding. No sooner did we come through the doors when Stephanie’s sister and maid of honor, Bailey, greeted us, hugged us, introduced herself and said, “If you guys need ANYTHING just let me know!” The energy in that little room was so lively and full of joy! It was truly contagious! And we can’t say at all that we were surprised by this because Cole and Stephanie are really FANTASTIC people. When we asked if we could rearrange the room a little bit, everyone jumped up to help. When we asked if it was ok for us to turn out the florescent lights so the pictures would look more flattering, everyone was on board. Stephanie’s mom personally made sure we had a place to sit at the reception. When we stopped by the bar to grab some bridal party pictures, their families bought us some food to snack on since we didn’t have lunch. A friend who was supposed to be in the bridal party but couldn’t because he had a BABY that day showed up for a little bit at the reception to say congratulations!!! Seriously…just the best people!
When ceremony time finally came, and Cole saw Steph come down that aisle, it was such a wonderful moment. The entire ceremony was really beautiful…and partially because Stephanie’s grandpa helped officiate the ceremony! How sweet is that!??! If there’s one thing we’re huge fans of, it’s family. And the family that surrounded these two on one of the most important days of their life were so generous, kind, sweet, and really quite inspiring. When two people have a wonderful support system like that to call upon, how could they possibly ever go wrong?
At one point, Stephanie came up to us during the reception and said, “This day has been so perfect, but it’s gone by so fast! I can’t believe it’s almost over! At least I know I’ll have great pictures to remember it by.” And THAT friends, is why we do what we do!
Congratulations Cole & Steph! We are so over the moon for you guys and can’t wait to see you after you get back from your honeymoon!
Ceremony | Bethel Lutheran Church
Reception | Premier Banquet Hall
Florist | The Flower Market
Cake Artist | Strachn’s Bakery
DJ | Decorative Sounds (Mike)
Makeup Artist | Jenelle Ahmad
Hair Artist | Mame
Dress | Belle Amour Bridal
Bridesmaids | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse