Well… here it is. Photos from MY wedding day. I married Todd Moss, the man of my dreams. We had been together for 3 years prior and excited for the Lord to unite us as One on this day. The day was absolutely perfect. After an unseasonably cold and rainy week in September, the sun came out only ONE day that week – our wedding day. With an outdoor ceremony beginning at 5:30pm, dinner on a porch and the reception in an adjacent barn on the beautiful grounds of Benham’s Grove, I prayed so earnestly that God would give us a beautiful day of celebration. He came through big time. Beautiful sunshine, 70 degree temps, and yes, there was a huge storm moving in on us but it didn’t hit until right as our post-ceremony photos were finishing and everyone was inside getting dinner. At that point, who cares. We’re married, the food is good, and everyone is having a great time. :)
I honestly don’t know where to begin with my words of gratitude, my love for my husband, my excitement for our families merging as one, and the appreciation I have for so many friends who helped make this day possible! Despite all the coordinating and DIY details (as I was trying to pull this off as cheaply as possible, including having our wedding on a Thurs night), I was so glad that we could enjoy the day without drama, crazy nervousness or stress. Todd and I were SO grateful that we did the “First Look”. We loved that private moment together seeing one another for the first time and being able to both get emotional and then really be able to take in the day. Walking up the aisle to him was still emotional but the First Look took the anxiety of the moment off. I could enjoy it, looking at him, savoring the moment of seeing so many beloved friends & family there, and honor the sacred moment of walking up the aisle with my mother. In my bouquet I pinned my father’s Dingleberry’s button (our families record store) as a tribute to him, as we suddenly lost him in 2005. Also, the center of my bouquet were dried proteas, the official flower of South Africa, in honor of my love for the country and my “family” there.
I will always remember these moments. There are SO many images from this day, it was hard to select the “highlights” to post. I was beyond blessed to have two friends and fellow local photographers capture our day. Having photographers who’s style you love, whom you trust, and have a personal relationship with makes all the difference. So many thanks to Nikki & Alison for completely rockin it out and surpassing my expectations. I’m always nothing but full of tears and giddy laughter while looking at these photographs.
Today Todd & I celebrate our 6 month wedding anniversary. I thought it was good motivation to finally post these images and celebrate our love again by reliving our day. I’ve been looking at these images since September but never could put the time or work into preparing the files to post online since I always had other clients waiting for their images. So this was my deadline, and a little treat to myself :) I hope that you all enjoy. And Todd, I love you and adore you forever & ever. I love everything about our relationship… it all just makes sense. You are my best friend, my home, and the leader of our relationship. I couldn’t be more proud to be your bride.
Love this photo of us with Charlie. You can see the respect and admiration that we have for our pastor.
Charlie telling about the uniqueness of Todd’s ring :)
Yes, we kissed. And high-fived.Much love sent to our family members who so desperately wanted to be there but in the end couldn’t make it: Heather, Todd, Reese, Rhett & Tripp Richardson, Jessica, Aubrey & Jacob Schoenhoft, both Corsmeier families, and all of our extended family in Arkansas!!!
I love this shot of the 3 boys with sticks chasing the pretty little girl in the white dress around the pond. So classic.
I was obsessed with how my dessert table turned out. My friends set it up exactly how my directions asked them to. And better. Amazing :)
The fruit pizzas (sugar cookies, cream cheese, & fruit) were on the tiered plates but not set out yet at this time. It was all so delicious!!
Todd’s handmade wedding band, made from an old spoon that he grew up eating with. Our friend actually wrote a blog post on his ring (will post link soon). The center diamond of my ring was passed down to me from my Mom’s wedding ring from my Dad.
Well the storm hit so the plastic walls came down. Many moved inside the house (it was jam-packed!) but these brave folks enjoyed the pretty tables despite the wind & rain.
What’s this? A second dessert table? DUH! Nutella s’mores & snacks!
This band = amazingness. Just our style. Played all our favorite songs, bluegrass style. Seriously, it couldn’t have been ANY better or more perfectly US!
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My AMAZING photographer friends, Nikki & Alison!
And a few photos from friends pulled off of Facebook -
VENUE: Benham’s Grove
MAKEUP: Joy Rentz of MaryKay
FLOWERS: Sue Kelzer, 937.620.5580
BAND: Folly to the Wise
CAKE & CUPCAKES: Ele Cake Co.
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: LaPosh
B&B: Glen House Inn in Yellow Springs
Any other inquiries, just ask ;)