Krysten Suzanne and Andrew Thomas are two people so dear to my heart. It’s hard to believe that Krysten and I met about a year ago. It feels like so much longer than that. Over the past few months of wedding planning with her, I knew I HAD to be the one to photograph her wedding. I just knew how special this day was going to be. This wedding had so much hand crafted love in the details. Krysten and I went antique and thrift shopping for her glass bowls on the tables. Krysten hand wrote all of the place cards for the reception. I helped her with the invites and RSVP cards. I also did her makeup, which was really neat for me. I made the time to set my camera down and spend a few minutes applying her makeup and getting to talk with her. It was such a special time for me and I felt so honored to be around her for the few days leading up to the wedding. I enjoyed all of our trips to Michael’s and Joann Fabric. Our friend Katherine helped Krysten and I with the programs two nights before the wedding. One folded, one cut out the edges, and one stamped the tree on the front. I knew this wedding was going to be special and beautiful, but I had no idea of the magnitude.
Krysten and Andrew opted for the first look, which I always encourage my couples to do. They had a few moments that were just for the two of them. Another moment I was so honored to be their photographer. These are the times that I feel so blessed to have the job that I do. By the time Krysten walked down the isle, she and Andrew were calm as could be. I, on the other hand, was a wreck! I cried like a baby as soon as she took her first steps down the stairs. The whole day was perfection, but it wasn’t because of the handmade programs or vintage shoes. The day was perfect because two people that were meant to find each other found each other.
They are back in Tallahassee now. Nothing has changed. If you hang around them you see that it’s just as it was before. January 7th 2012 was just a day that everyone else got to witness what the two of them have been showing each other from day 1.
I love you both. I don’t usually add music to my blog posts, but because of your love of the Beatles I added Blackbird. I find it perfect.