Bridget stood with her bridesmaids and parents in a small room. The church next door was filling up with her and Bobby’s family and friends. She waited with butterflies in her stomach. It was almost time for their nuptial Mass. The clock’s hands moved slower in those last moments before Bridget and Bobby met next door in the church. The father of the bride, Kevin, opened his mouth to speak. He was about to say familiar words to his family, but this would be the last time he spoke them before giving away his daughter to Bobby in marriage. He looked around the room, then his eyes fell on Bridget. Breaking the silence, he said, “Let’s pray.”
Kevin took his daughter’s hand in his. He and his wife, Lisa, had raised their kids to pray and be faithful to God. In these last moments with their daughter before her nuptial Mass began, you could see the fruits of their labor and of their vocation. Waiting in the church next door was another family with strong faith and virtue—Bobby’s family. The words of Kevin’s prayer hung in the air as we made our way outside and walked next door to the church.
The appreciation Bridget and Bobby have for their parents and their marriage was made clear later in the day at the reception. As the DJ announced their first dance as husband and wife, they only danced briefly before both sets of their parents joined them and danced their first dance with them. It was a symbolic moment of what their parents had done for them their entire lives—walked with them, led them, taught them. It was a truly beautiful moment.
Bridget and Bobby, there were so many special moments throughout your wedding day. It was clear that God had many graces to pour out on you, and He will continue to do so in your marriage. Serving a couple like you is why we love our job. When other photographers tell us that the wedding industry has burned them out, we seriously cannot relate! Your wedding day inspired us and thrilled us, and we felt sincerely blessed to take photos and serve you throughout the day. We will be praying for you and wish you a life filled with God’s presence and blessings.
Amy and Kyle
Thanks to all vendors!
Officiant: Fr. Michael DeAscanis
Church: St Louis Parish
Reception venue and catering: Turf Valley Resort
Florist: Blossom and Basket Boutique
Hair: Salon Suna Clarksville
Cake: The Red Bandana Bakery
DJ/entertainment services: Cortez Crawley with The Dapper DJs
Dress: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca purchased from Gamberdella
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen and groom attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: Prints of Love