“We were together. I forget the rest.”
For Noah and Katie, there were so many things at their wedding that reflected them. For example, both them and their families are musically talented, so instead of clanking a glass to get the couple to kiss, someone had to sing them a love song. [Bryan may or may not have started with You Shook Me All Night Long. Classy. haha!] They also put out instruments and asked willing guests to bring their own for an impromptu jam session. But my personal favorite was when they planted a tree as a replacement for a unity candle ceremony, which was perfect for their farming selves. And who doesn’t love a picnic reception?
The morning of Noah and Katie’s Pennsylvanian wedding had a sense of calm. The fog gently rolling through getting ready to be burned off by 9. The days leading up had been full of preparation and good hard work. An hour after Bryan and I had gotten off our plane, we were building a fence for the couple’s new garden. The sister of the groom made all the pies, the flowers were all grown from the bride’s garden, and the beautiful farmhouse was the house Katie had grown up in.
All of that, lead to this. A day were our dear friend got to marry his bride. For a couple of years I’ve been asking Noah, “sooooo, got a girl yet?” I didn’t ask this question because I’m a junior higher [ok. maybe I am], but because for as long as I’ve known Noah, he has been the guy who knows exactly what he wants. He speaks with purpose, clarity, and wisdom. The day that he found a girl, I knew she would be pretty spectacular. And she is. Katie is everything and more. Their love of family and friends is abundant. Their love of farming overseas and being barefoot. Their love for God. Really, these two just overflow in love, so it was pretty special being able to capture their day.