As you will see from the photos, Courtney & Austin are happy people, surrounded by happy people. But even for people who make every situation fun and leave laughter in their wake, sometimes the deep joy can only be expressed in tears. I loved watching that overwhelming joy sneak up on Courtney as she saw herself with her veil on for the first time, and then Austin when he caught the tiniest glimpse of Courtney’s dress before the ceremony. My favorite moment was when Courtney’s mom embraced her baby girl’s best friends in tears. I live for the emotional photos on a wedding day, but it is still terrifying to document these sacred moments. I’ve been invited in to the most precious times in people’s lives and that privilege leaves me speechless (not an easy task). So, here are photos filled with divine joy that overwhelms, not because of me, but because of the people in them.
Hair & Makeup: Celissa Rae
Catering: CJ’s event catering
Dress Designer: MoriLee by Madeline Gardner
Dress Shop: The Bridal Depot
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Cakes: Sweet Treets
DJ: Joe Maire