Josh + Kristen got married on August 25th at Weathered Ground. It was seriously one of the most beautiful days and the weather was perfect. We met Josh + Kristen at their engagement session in Fayetteville several months ago and had so.much.fun. with them. We knew their wedding would be a happy day!
Kristen is one of the most laid-back brides..EVER. There was such a peace about her day. It wasn’t rushed or stressful at all, and we really think she got to soak up + enjoy every moment of her day!
Josh is absolutely hilarious + just makes everything so fun. So it made the picture taking process even more fun (+ interesting) for everyone, haha! Kristen had gifted him with a new pair of custom cufflinks for their wedding day.. he had a friend of his take a knife and cut a hole in his shirt to use them.. which was innovative for sure. But hey, it worked + you would never know it was DIY’ed! He also likes to joke with us about always asking for the guys thumbs to be out when we have them put their hands in their pockets.. So since the engagement session, it has always been #sunsoutthumbsout. And we love it.
Kristen was absolutely beautiful + we don’t think she ever stopped smiling that whole day. You could see how happy they were + how excited their families were for them. That just added to the sweetness. Josh + Kristen had a beautiful (+ sunny) ceremony. Like most of us, Kristen doesn’t like having the sun in her eyes. So during the ceremony, her groom kept her eyes guarded from that sunshine. It was seriously one of the cutest and most thoughtful things Josh could have done for his new wife. It’s the little things that show you care + know someone deeply.
Another one of favorite sentiments from this day was a story Kristen’s mom shared with us! Kristen’s grandma had taken some of the ivy from her mom’s bouquet, planted it, + saved it. 40 years later, Kristen’s mom had clipped off a piece to put in her daughters bouquet. What a legacy + beautiful picture of what is planted + cared for can be passed down. Josh + Kristen have an example of marriage in their lives on both sides and that is something we are sure they treasure!
After the ceremony, pictures were basically finished so they just got to celebrate with their family + friends. They spent a lot of time socializing + hanging out. But they all hit the dance floor before the night was over + had the best time.
Josh + Kristen, we love you guys so much! We are so thankful for both of you + that you trusted us to photograph your happy day. We pray blessing over your marriage + that you share many happy years together! We hope these photos serve as a reminder to you both of the love story you are writing!
Lily + Elyse
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