There are not adequate words to describe these two or the love they have for one another. I’ll make an attempt, but you should know up front that whatever I say about them will pail in comparison to what we witnessed on their wedding day.
They have a ridiculous consideration for one another. Love is of course all about considering your spouse more than yourself…but these two…they live it. They didn’t need years of marriage experience to understand that. It was obvious from the first moment of the day that it was priority one for each of them to put the other’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, and happiness ahead of their own. They have a love that is comprised of the strongest of bonds. Grant would sacrifice his world for Alea. Alea has told by many people throughout the day has never spoken a cross word about Grant and her favorite thing is to be an encouragement to him. He loves to see her laugh; She loves to leave him little notes that put a smile on his face. She knows she is protected, cared for, considered, and respected with Grant. Grant knows he always will have Alea’s arms to hold him tight, push him further, and lift him up. These two exemplify love. In it’s most pure and perfect form…Alea and Grant are exactly the way love is supposed to be.
Alea wanted a special moment with her dad before Grant got to see her on the big day. It was a sweet sweet time.
I loved how Grant and Alea incorporated prayer in every free moment they had in the day. Asking God to be the most important thing in their lives and in their marriage will be and is the best decision they could possibly decide on as a couple.
Alea…you’re smokin hot!
Alea’s reaction when first seeing Grant: “Get over here!”
I love capturing tender moments like these.
Grant and Alea decided that they wanted to honor God in purity all the way up until the “I do’s.” So as part of that, they decided a couple of months ago that there would be no more kissing on the lips until the big first kiss. So we challenged them to get super close. But boy oh boy was it tough for them! But I loved how the intimacy between them still shows up so strong.
Alea said they pinky swear a lot of stuff…so I thought this was perfect.
Grant…you are quite the handsome gentleman. Alea is a one lucky gal!
Such a fun bridal party!
Right before the ceremony Grant and Alea wanted a special prayer time with their bridal party. It was beautiful.
As said before, Grant and Alea have vowed that God would be the most important thing in their lives. So naturally they wanted to have a small worship time as part of their ceremony. Watching them worship, hand in hand, side by side had to bring a big smile to His face. Keep doing this for the rest of your lives.
They also invited their parents up on stage for a special prayer and blessing time from each of them. Such a sweet moment!
Finally, the big Kiss!
Then…we got our turn…LOTS OF KISSY KISSY PICS!
Love first dances. Always a favorite moment of the night.
Alea crafted such great details into her day. I think you’ll all agree she did an awesome job!
Daddy-Daughter Dance. LOVE.
Then things got crazy!
Grant and Alea…we had such a wonderful day with you guys and your friends and your families. It was a blessing to our marriages to watch you guys start yours. We pray a lifetime of happiness and joy forever to you guys.