A moment alone, where they could just talk and be themselves, where everything felt right with the world, that would make them completely ready for their big moment. I first heard this phenomenon when Josh described his lunch with Whitney right before the night he proposed. Something about being together–their united presence, her warm smile, their special chemistry–gave him strength and made him ready for the proposal.
I saw it again when we went to the woods for their engagement session. They locked eyes, laughed, enjoyed life, and found strength to explore undiscovered territory. There is something special about the way they are…just together with each other
“I feel nervous,” he said right before the first look. He could feel his heart palpitating. She had spent all morning getting ready and they had both had a crazy week before. First looks are a truly special time. Sometimes it may be the only time the bride and groom get to enjoy each other by themselves all day long. This moment was absolutely special with no exception. They locked eyes, laughed, embraced each other, and gripped their partner tightly. Their faces showed waves of peace and love and strength. They truly are stronger together than they are apart.
Whittney and Josh! Everything about your day was so special. Getting ready in the beautiful home of a family friend, incredibly rich florals which were the loving handiwork of a brother and sister, bouquets from a family friend, a beautiful backyard paradise curated by an intentional family. So many contributions and demonstrations of love and support!! There was laughter, enthusiastic dancing, and hugs–oh so many hugs!! Your entire event was truly a special time of family and friends showcasing their undying support. One thing is for sure. With Christ at the center, you will always be a source of strength for each other, an anchor for your partner in the most difficult of times, and a testament to the power of unity that can change the world around you. Congratulations!! May these captured memories remind you of these precious truths for the rest of your lives!! The best is yet to come!!