We stepped inside Grace Community Church on Stephen and Katie's wedding day and followed the laughter downstairs, around the hall, and into the room where the girls were getting ready. Makeup and hair were in progress, dresses were steaming, and everyone was chattering away. For some reason, that first impression captures perfectly the mood of Katie and Stephens wedding day: JOY. Pure, overflowing, uninterrupted joy. Isn't that how weddings are supposed to be?
As the ceremony began, we stood with our cameras clicking away as Katie floated down the aisle in a wispy, sparkling dress. Stephen couldn't look away from his bride, and there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Christmas trees twinkled behind the two as they exchanged vows, laughing about giving each other "all" their possessions and finally sealing it all with a kiss. The guests cheered, fists pumped in the air, and it was official.
The party wasn't over though. Following the ceremony, guests and wedding party headed over to a reception at Whitlock Inn, complete with an overflowing buffet, bar on the porch, and lots and lots of dancing inside. Stephen and Katie's exit was accented by ribbons waving around them as they ran towards the limo. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect rainy winter wedding!