Every summer, hundreds of middle and high school students from First Baptist Jonesboro pile onto buses to head to a week long retreat at the beach, and every summer their youth pastor tells them the same thing: "You're not going to meet your future spouse on this trip, so quit chasing each other around!" Normally, he's right, but one fateful summer, Hannah met a handsome young man named Luis, and their story became the exception to the rule. I had the privilege of photographing their wedding celebration last weekend, and I am so excited to share their images with you!
Luis and Hannah's wedding day was the kind of celebration that I LIVE to be a part of. They did not invest their time and finances designing a stylish, high production event. Instead, they invested themselves in loving and celebrating the people that they hold most dear. Hannah got ready in a room above the chapel with her sisters, sisters-in-law, and her 9 nieces and nephews. She watched with amusement as the little ones crawled over each other on the floor, stole each others toys, and pulled restlessly at their formal wedding attire. She snuggled them, laughed with them, and embraced the messiness that comes along with having that many children in a confined space. And you know what? She wouldn't have had it any other way.
Love abounds on days like these. Luis smiled and shifted from one foot to the other as his friends walked down the aisle in pairs, but when the doors finally opened and he saw his bride for the first time, he turned away to wipe away his tears. He held her hands tenderly as they shared their vows, touched his forehead to hers as they prayed, and wrapped his arms around her as they danced their first dance. Theirs is the kind of marriage that will be built on a solid foundation of faith in Christ and the value of family.
Hannah and Luis, thank you so much for inviting me to document your wedding day! I pray that your married life brings you great joy and many happy adventures together!
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