Oh my heart. These two and their families…I will forever be grateful for them. If you know Aaron and Courtney, they are a rare find. A find that were divinely matched in a most glorious way. While they have been together for awhile, the engagement was anything but ordinary. Aaron proposed to Courtney on the anniversary of the day he surrendered his life to Jesus. So as soon as I met them, I knew there was something different. Any other photographers get nervous walking into a consultation? I do! Especially when you’re meeting the bride, the groom, and the bride’s mother. But as soon as they spoke, I was immediately at ease. They had the love of Jesus and joy written all over their faces. When I left our meeting, I had made friends. I prayed and prayed and prayed for them to choose me to photograph their wedding after hearing their story.
It was an honor to photograph such a beautiful wedding at The Standard. That natural light, though! Courtney chose an absolutely gorgeous color palette. Not only did she have that beautiful heirloom dress (See her bridal blog here), but so many fun personal and heirloom aspects to her day. There was a love that radiated between these two and I’m so incredibly honored to tell their wedding day story.
A tradition in the Young family is to make apple butter as favors for their wedding guests. They hide one single penny in every batch and is usually given to one guest and passed down in their family.
Did I mention that they love coffee? Courtney gifted her girls with these beautiful personalized etched glass coffee mugs.
Aaron gifted Courtney not only with some beautiful earrings but a little message on her wedding shoes so she’ll hold on to them forever.
Thanks to following vendors
Always in Bloom
Sandra G’s Alterations
Hair: Katherine Doane of Amanda Maddox Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Chesni
Second Photographer: Stephanie Kozick