I always consider it a privilege to be allowed to capture people’s wedding day. It’s an honor that even after more than a decade doing so, I don’t take it lightly. Now don’t get me wrong, I love all my couples! I’m truly blessed to be able to do what I do for such incredible people, but when you’re with Tim + Ruth, you’ve encountered something rare. It wasn’t just a privilege to have captured their wedding day but honestly, to even have witnessed it. I don’t think I’ve ever left a wedding so in awe before. In awe of how two people can impact hundreds in their surrounding communities. Amazed at how well they love people. Encouraged at how their faith was at the forefront of all that they did that day and do on the everyday. The only way I can describe it is as that out of the hundreds of people that came to celebrate that day (Yes! Hundreds!) from the very first person to the very last, it was as if you were witnessing a legacy.
One obvious way I saw this was in Tim’s wedding ring. For generations, the ring has been passed down. The wedding dates and scripture verses of meaning inscribed on the inside from those who have led the way before them. What a powerful symbol to wear upon your hand. That marriage is a blessing from the Lord and when founded on Him, the legacy of generations will follow.
When the grandma calls you over to her dinner table, takes you by the hand, and not only sweetly asks about my growing baby bump, but so genuinely and even excitedly asks for my name to add me and the coming little one to her prayer list. I mean…Come on! Authentic! That’s it! That’s the word I’ve been searching for! Through and through Ruth, Tim, and their community of friends resound authenticity! I’m confident that is why their ministry is and will continue to flourish. It is why they did their reception in shifts as there were so many that love and adore them. It is why every single person I’m sure left their wedding encouraged, inspired, and grateful to in some way be a part of it all.
Tim & Ruth, you have such beautiful hearts! May you continue to shine for the Lord! May your ministry together be stronger than anything you could have ever possibly planned for apart. “Two are better than one. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Looking forward to seeing your legacy continue to blossom in the years to come. Congratulations!
CEREMONY: College Church: http://www.college-church.org/
RECEPTION: CityGate Grille: http://www.citygategrille.com/
FLORIST: Andrew’s Garden: http://www.andrewsgarden.com/
DJ: Just Press Play Productions: http://www.justpressplaypro.com/
HAIR & MAKEUP: Zazu Salons: http://www.zazusalons.com/
DRESS: A Joyful Occasion: http://www.ajoyfuloccasionbridal.com/