We photographed and filmed Sydney and Sam’s wedding at Meadows at Mossy Creek this past November, and it was one of the most emotional and heartfelt days we’ve ever had the privilege of documenting. It was a ceremony filled with the sweetest vows and touching moments; not a dry eye was present. They stood, hand in hand, in front of their friends and family and professed their love for each other. The sun setting behind the mountains amidst the most stunning, warm fall colors.
But what shined brighter and warmer on that day was one thing… her.
But what shined brighter and warmer on that day was one thing… her. She was, summed up in one word, glowing. Everything young girl dreams of their wedding day. Of finding their one true love, their prince charming. As they shared their promises and commitments to each other, his eyes welled, tears fell, and laughter was shared. It was so powerful. This day was a long time coming.
Their officiant shared a letter she wrote to her future husband when she was just 13 years old. Written on a doily. It read… “Husband, I’m writing this at 13. I hope you put God first and me second. We’re learning about prince charming in bible study. I hope I have chosen the right guy for me. Please love and cherish me with all your heart and love God too. Our relationship needs to be based off of Christ…Congratulations on your marriage to me. Love, Sydney.” Laughter erupted after the last line. But despite the humor towards the end, nothing felt more true. A relationship built around their faith and love for Christ. To put God first and each other second.
Nothing felt more true. A relationship built around their faith and love for Christ. To put God first and each other second.
Later in their ceremony, they shared vows they wrote for each other, shared stories of the time they met each other while studying abroad in Austria, and professed their love. We felt truly moved and filled with warmth. Love radiates from them.
Syd and Sam, it was an honor and a privilege to document your wedding day in our photographs and films. We’ll never forget it. We hope you love these photos as much as we do. We can’t remember a time we’ve felt so moved by a couple and telling their story. Cherish these memories for a lifetime of love to come. And Sam… Congratulations on your marriage to Sydney!
Sydney & Sam’s Meadows at Mossy Creek Wedding
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