They all predicted he would. As Aimee’s natural beauty was transformed into that of a white wedding vision, the girls gathered around and predicted Ryan would cry when he saw her. His bride. The girl he had known for years, the girl he had fallen in love with, the girl he would spend forever with. And as the church doors were drawn open, Aimee standing there silhouetted by the sunlight behind her, I turned to look at Ryan. The emotion that swept over his face confirmed the predictions and caused the word ‘breathtaking’ to take on a new definition.
Celebrating the marriage of Ryan and Aimee were friends and family who were evidently overcome with love and support and joy for these two. They were people who had seen the evolution and growth of their relationship, and could attest to God’s sovereignty in their coming back together after so many years. They were a testament to the kind of people Ryan and Aimee are. Genuine, caring and insightful individuals who invest in the relationships in their lives, above all, following Christ’s lead.
Oh Aimee and Ryan, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day as both a friend and your photographer. It really was an honor. I’m so excited to see how God continues to lead you, now as husband and wife. Hope you’re having a fabulous, well deserved honeymoon in Bali and I can’t wait to see you all tanned and rested when you come home! Love, Mikaela.
While I hung out with the girls, my two awesome assistants were with the guys. I love this shot Shane got of Ryan…
…and this shot that Bryan got of the guys.
I was so excited to hear that Kari of Confetti Floral was designing the flower arrangements! Wonderful girl, fabulous work.
Shane caught this moment just before the ceremony and looking at this image gives me goosebumps.
Ryan’s reaction to seeing Aimee for the first time.
Husband and wife!
The three of us snuck away for a quick few photos and found gorgeous light, a warm air vent to keep off the chill, and some of my favorites images…