I didn't remember until I was putting together this blog post, how crazy the weather was the week leading up to John and Shalom's wedding. The evening before, the power was out and there were branches and trees on the streets. I could feel my car moving as I drove. The weather was insane... but if you took a look at Shalom, there was not a stressed-out bone in her body. Or at least, you couldn't tell. She was just happy to be finally marrying the man of her dreams.
If you missed their epic proposal post last year, you have to check it out here. To say this wedding was a labor of love would be an understatement. There were so many hands involved in this day; these two are very loved. The morning before, we woke up at dawn to hand-pick flowers from a local dahlia farm. From the hand-stitched ribbons on her bouquet to the bouquet itself (which John put together the morning of), to their monogram (a big thanks to Kayla Cervenka), their invites, the table settings (carved by Shalom's parents)... the list could go on.
I can't believe it's been almost a year since their wedding day. I am so happy for my friends. John and Shalom are two of the most caring people. I don't know what it is, but I swear I'm getting more emotional as I get older. As the two exchanged vows, I couldn't help but tear up knowing everything Shalom has been through and knowing deep down, how well John would take care of her. I love you both!
I couldn't have done this without Shelby Payne and my Aaron. Thank you so much for teaming up with me to make this possible! Love you guys.
// The Day Of //
Ceremony Venue + Reception Venue: Woodstock Farm, Wedding Dress: Francine by Watters- BHLDN, Florals: Vista Dahlia Farm, Make-up: Sofia Martinell , Hair: Aleta Goodson, Bride's Bouquet: John Murphy (groom), Bakery: Kristen Barron, Caterer: WWU Catering, Second Shooter: Shelby Payne, Third Shooter: Aaron McCarty