I seriously feel so blessed to have the opportunity to serve couples on their wedding day. Not only do I get to document their love for each other, but I get to receive encouraging reminders for my own marriage as I witness each couple make their vows to each other and receive the grace of the sacrament.
Lindsey and Alex’s wedding day was no exception. Their ceremony was filled with beautiful reminders of Christ’s mission for all couples entering the sacrament of marriage. From receiving Christ’s words through the Gospel reading from St. John: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.'” To listening to Fr. Eric’s homily as he reminded us that just as Christ laid down His life for us, so are husbands called to lay down their life for their wife and wives are called to lay down their life for their husband.
Fr. Eric also offered beautiful insight as he reminded Lindsey and Alex: “Jesus is going to meet you in the sacrament of the Eucharist. He will come to you in a tangible way, and meet you where you’re at. In the same way, when you stand up here and make your vows, He is going to come to you and meet you in that. Receive Him then just as you receive Him in the Eucharist.”
After Lindsey and Alex had made their vows and received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time as husband and wife, I made sure to capture some images of them in prayer. Those few minutes became one of my favorite wedding moments ever. As Lindsey was praying, I noticed a few joyful tears gently rolling down her cheek. Then suddenly, Alex dropped his head into his hands as he too began to weep. Realizing I was probably the only person who got to witness that incredibly tender and intimate moment, I began to weep myself. I’ve certainly shed many tears during my time photographing weddings, but this was the first time that I actually had to set down my camera and quickly pull myself together.
In addition to the pure beauty of their ceremony, their entire wedding day was filled with so much joy! Lindsey, Alex, and their family and friends are all SO kind and seriously so much fun! Lindsey’s first look with her dad was one of the sweetest I’ve seen yet. And despite all the major changes to wedding day plans due to COVID restrictions, Lindsey and Alex handled it all with so much grace. They got to enjoy dinner with extended family and friends, and even celebrated with awesome dancing up on the balcony at St. Paul’s! I honestly had a hard time leaving at the end of the night because I LOVED how much fun everyone was having together! All the singing, dancing, and laughing… it was amazing!
Lindsey and Alex, you two are genuine lights of Christ’s love and you both radiate with His joy. It has been such an honor for me to get to know you and serve you over this past year. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things God has in store for you!
May God bless your marriage! And CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Wedding Ceremony: St. Paul University Catholic Center
Flowers: Grown by Lindsey’s Dad!
Invitations: Ann’s Bridal Bargains
Bridal Gown: Eva’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Tulle & Chantilly
Men’s Wear: Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing
Hair: Lox Haus
Makeup: JV Makeup Artist
Cake: Family friend
Special thanks to my friend Amy of Amy Lynn Creative for photographing this day with me!
Check out Lindsey and Alex’s summer engagement session here!