"I vow to give you the best of myself. I vow to always hold your hand. To watch those TV shows that you love. To focus a lot more on my shortcomings and a lot less on yours. To do more than my fair share when necessary. To always take care of you. To have dance parties in the kitchen. To take you on date nights for the rest of our lives. To plan great adventures for us."
Cindy and Kyle held hands as they look turns reading their vows. One line from him. One line from her. The gentle back and forth that characterized their entire relationship. Two people giving 110% to each other, each picking up the slack when needed.
"I will encourage you and help inspire you. I will protect you and be honest and faithful to you. I vow to always be in your corner. I vow to always love you."
As Kyle's step-father pronounced them husband and wife, Cindy gripped Kyle's hands a little tighter. And when he took her in his arms for their first dance, he held her a little closer. And all the guests and loved ones around them disappeared from view. In that moment, it was just the two of them.
And when the band played another love song, Cindy surprised everyone by sharing a dance with her elderly grandfather. Family members stopped to watch and drink in the moment. To see the effort it took for him to rise from his chair, the surprise on his wife’s face, the tears in his son’s eyes. And the way Cindy held on tight to her grandpa as they danced.
Cindy & Kyle, I couldn’t be happier for you two to start your new life together! Congratulations and thank you for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. It was such a joy!
How gorgeous is that cake? And I loved the touch of these music note flowers that Cindy had customized with their names, wedding date, and first dance song. What a great keepsake!
Cindy’s brother filled his toast with antics and memories from their childhood together, before shocking his sister with a surprise choreographed dance with all their cousins. Whenever the family gathered together, the cousins were sure to put together a show, so why would Cindy’s wedding be any different?
Many thanks to the wedding team:
Venue and Catering: Lesner Inn
Coordination: Antonia Christianson Events
Florals: Studio Posy
Wedding Dress: Studio I Do
Cake: Patti Cakes
Band: Radio Narks
Linens: Waterford Event Rentals
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