Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nina and Matt :: Married!!

As the clouds rolled in, Nina and Matt stood together in one of the most meaningful, deliberate and thoughtful ceremonies I've had the privilege to photograph. From the 20+ close friends that ushered guests for them and stood with them as they promised forever to each other, to the nieces and nephews that were involved, to the brothers leading worship, to the pastor that covered them in the very beginnings of their story....it was so perfectly about what Nina and Matt stand for. It was beautiful. Truly.

The rain started as the procession began. The heavens opened and guests dashed indoors behind a smiling Nina and grinning Matt. We rearranged, did family photos, and did a little dance when the rain stopped exactly in time for the rest of pictures! Because really....there was no way to fit this many people inside :) 

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I don't usually post photos of the bridal party, but I really feel like this group deserves a special shout-out. These women were amazing to Nina, and I have honestly never seen a group of men with bonds like this group. 

The morning started at Nina's parents home....

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Seeing Nina come back from the salon...

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I love this of the bridesmaids happily crammed (I mean...crammmmmed) into a locker room seeing Nina as a bride.

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And then it was time!

Nina's brother and sister-in-law made this "here comes the bride" sign...how cute is that?? Almost as cute as Matt seeing his bride for the very first time :)

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Ahhh Nina. You are so beautiful.

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Favorite.

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Some little deer....


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The rain came back as we were wrapping up, and we headed inside for what turned out to be some seriously intensive dancing and general merriment.

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Nina and Matt, I wish you a beautiful marriage filled with laughter. I pray that you find continued support and strength from your amazing friends that stood with you that day. Matt - remember to keeping dating this woman. I'm quite fond of her and her beautiful soul...you are a blessed man! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day; it was truly an honor to get an up-close glimpse of your love.

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