We simply could not have asked for a better wedding to kick off our 2013 wedding year! Merissa and Michael had a beautiful day and we were so blessed to be able to be the ones chosen to capture it. Merissa was absolutely stunning. She seriously looked like she had been ripped right from the pages of a magazine. I really feel bad even trying to describe her, because words won’t even come close. And if her flawless good looks didn’t make you jealous enough, she also happens to be one of the sweetest, kindest, compassionate, funny, loving and generous people we know. I don’t think she has a single flaw. What’s even better than that? Her husband. Michael has never met a stranger and would give the shirt off of his back to anyone that needed it without even asking why. Honestly, he is the perfect gentleman in every aspect of the word. Sometimes I love to just stand back and listen to what the bride and groom’s family and friends say about them on their wedding day when they think no one else is listening. The things I heard about Michael (and Merissa too) almost brought me to tears. They, on their own, are amazing people. But when God put these two together…He must have had some pretty big world-changing plans in mind. Because these two, together, are remarkable. They make each other laugh, they challenge each other, they put one another’s needs ahead of their own, and live out a beautiful, sacrificial, trusting, sweet, considerate and perfect kind of love. We love you guys. And we know that these pictures can’t even begin to come close to showing off how AWESOME your day is, we hope they at least allow you to re-live it again, and smile.
You know it’s going to be a great day when you walk in and the bride is already glowing like this!
Such sweet handkerchiefs that Merissa had ordered for her parents. Are you crying yet? Because I know we were!
Toms shoes on your wedding day? Yes, please!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE her smile!
The first look…always a favorite moment!
I seriously love you two together.
Their wedding party…in case you were wondering…Yeah, they’re awesome too!
Michael, you’re a stud.
I love the moment when a daddy looks at his little girl and sees her as he is about to give her away. So much emotion. I can’t imagine the thoughts racing through his head in this moment.
We loved all of their details! The Ice House was such a great venue!
The first dance!
Ok…we shoot weddings. A lot of weddings. But I have never cried at a father-daughter dance like I did this one. There is no way pictures could tell the story. It was beautiful I feel sorry for everyone who wasn’t there to see it!
Then we were off to party the rest of the night away!