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Laura Jo + Taylor | Vintage Handmade Wedding

I was tempted to not write anything about Laura Jo and Taylor’s wedding day.

Not because there is nothing to say, but because there is too much.  There is too much joy, too much depth, too much admiration and love and vulnerability and all the things I so deeply cherish, and that gives me more writer’s block than anything.  It’s terribly hard to craft an authentic story of their day because the the beauty of it all was just so indescribable.  I just know my words will fail, so I’m going to give it my best shot and use some of theirs and then show you the images that we were so honored to take and likely do a much better job at portraying all the momentousness of this occasion.

You knew, from the start of it all, when Laura started weeping at first sight of Taylor’s gift to her (a thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated book), this day was going to be truly special.  You knew, when you saw the tears in Taylor’s eyes at first sight of his bride, as you heard their hearts totally poured out in their vows, and as they held each other after the ceremony and prayed to God that he would protect and teach them about love through their marriage, these two get the sacredness of it all.  You knew, when you saw them insist on cutting and serving all of their guests dessert instead of feeding each other, the foundation of their marriage is on servanthood.

I needed to share some excerpts from their vows, because they made me cry when I heard them, and are still making me cry today.  I love how authentically they represent the hearts of these two young lovers, and I love how closely they resemble the ones Eddie and I spoke to each other just a few years ago.

“Taylor, I promise to love you fiercely — to give when it’s easier to take, to be wrong when I’d rather be right, and to endure when it’s easier to give up.  I promise to never go too long without making mac’n’cheese, to keep trying to like Chinese food, and to continue kicking your butt in Mario Kart forever and always.  I vow to cultivate kindness and faith, forgiveness and hope — in our home, and in your heart.  I love you and I will never leave you.”

“Laura Jo, I promise to always love and adore you.  I promise to always try my hardest to be patient when you are taking the time to think and all I want to do is immediately act.  We’ve already started one kitchen on fire trying to cook, and I promise to laugh about the many more to come.  I will try to make the ordinary things memorable and fun and always look at you in the way that communicates how insanely in love with you I am.  I will always try and make our relationship the closest personification of God’s love and continually turn you back to Him if you struggle.  I love you and I will never leave you.”

Their wedding was a true celebration of marriage.  Of two exceptional young people, wildly in love, looking up to their Papa God and asking Him to guide them.  The honor of capturing their day is one of the most significant milestones of our photography career.  We love you, Horse Feather and Flying Wolf — may you always fight hard for kindness and love and may you always find yourselves taking chances and braving new adventures.

Your Friends,
The Irvins

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Disclaimer:  This blog is hella long. I tried to narrow them down!  Please load it on a computer so you can truly appreciate the moments and so your phone does not explode.

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Venue: Greystone Farm
Planner: A Nashville Affair
Bride’s Hair: Rachel Pritchett
Bride’s Makeup: Abby Tran
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Veil: Made by mother of the bride
Bride’s Jewelry: Belk
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by Bridesmaids
Bouquets: DIY by Bride, dried flowers
Groom Attire: Shirts chosen by groomsmen, bowties from Amazon
Boutonnieres: DIY
Cookie Cake + Desserts: Mother of the Bride, Sister of the Groom
Cake Topper: Joann Fabrics
Invitations: Brittany Sullivan, sullivan.brittanym@gmail.com
Centerpieces: DIY or thrifted by Bride

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