June 15, 2017
Remember this couple’s amazing engagement photo session in Florida?!? Well today we are here to share their wedding!! YAY! Joy & Ryan are unmistakably wonderful. They have a genuine kindness and strength that fills everything they do. They are the type of folks that welcome you in with open arms, and freely share life with those around them. The encouragement and joy that they carry together as a couple is moving.
We loved getting to know these two better, and seeing them married filled our hearts with such excitement. From the moment that Joy slipped into her wedding dress, the excitement was audible through the cheers of her bridesmaids and family. The most beautiful happy tears were shed, and this long anticipated day was finally underway! Joy & Ryan choose to have their first look at the front of their home church, and it was truly amazing! They exchanged gifts and prayed together. It was the perfect way to start their wedding day, and we love how they took their time through this moment, taking everything in, embracing every moment and wave of excitement!
After documenting portraits at the nearby Akron Park in one of our favorite wooded areas, we then returned to the church. Surrounded by friends and family, Joy walked down the aisle with her father, and as Ryan saw her coming his eyes filled with tears (along with many others, myself included!) We love how intentional this couple was with their vows and ceremony. They crafted such a meaningful wedding day, and their intentionality inspired us.
Ryan & Joy celebrated their reception at Joy’s family home, under a white tent and twinkle lights. There was laughter, delicious food, iced coffee, and the telling of family stories. Joy & Ryan created a beautiful evening of laughter, and topped it all off with sending floating lanterns into the night sky! It was the perfect way to end the night! Joy & Ryan, we love you both, and can’t thank you enough for inviting us into your lives and day, and allowing us to capture all it’s beauty! Enjoy marriage! It’s GREAT!