On December the 10th I received a fb message from Jesse saying he was planning to propose to Rachel and if all goes well they would be contacting me in regards to wedding photography! I was so excited. I had seen them together at other weddings I photographed and I just knew they would be engaged soon. It has been a complete joy to get to know them and be a part of this special time in their lives.
So once again God blessed me with what I call a “Crosspoint Wedding”. To me this is a day I get to spend time with past brides/bridesmaids who have become dear friends/sisters in Christ and witness a Gospel-centered wedding!!! Jesse and Rachel’s day was just that. It was so special in so many ways. God blessed us with a beautiful day, a gorgeous venue, and wonderful friends and family to enjoy it with!!! My daughter Abbi was able to come along and capture some behind the scene shots that I absolutely love. I am so thankful she was able to come be a part of this wedding with me.
A few days before their wedding Rachel wrote the following on their wedding blog. It was so good I decided to share it in this blog post. Beautiful words, wonderful truth!
“Our covenant, our vowing before God & one another & all gathered with us that day, will bind our hearts; for, God has kept covenant with his people time eternal. He demonstrated that covenant through the greatest sacrifice, namely, Christ upon the cross; & He alone has made that perfection of love & humility available through the Holy Spirit.” ~ Rachel
Rachel and Jesse’s wedding took place at Ellery Farms
. This venue is really amazing and the owner is so wonderful to work with! The girls got ready upstairs and the guys got ready downstairs. I so enjoy being in 1 place all day!!! Check out the bridesmaids dresses!! So many beautiful styles and colors! Long dresses are my favorite!!! So pretty!
Venue- Ellery Farms
is an amazing venue for a wedding. You can stay there the entire day! Which I LOVE!!! So perfect! Brides, check it out!!!!
Florists – DIY with help from groom’s aunt
Cake – friend of bride, Moriah Jordan
Caterer – God Da Father Catering (Skip Blasier)
Rentals – Event Rentals
DJ – Greenville Studios
Hair & Make-up: Rosie Maederer at Ivy Salons
2nd Shooters- The fabulous Erin Drago and my wonderful daughter, Abbi Naisang 🙂