Sometimes in life, our true strength is shown at the most difficult of times. I’ve seen this strength in watching you fight cancer time after time and time again. Instead of sadness or anger, I chose to remember the times you loved me more than anyone else in the world. Thank you for fighting when you have felt weak. Thank you for not giving up your fight when it may have felt like the easier option. Thank you for teaching me that life is short – to love fiercely, to travel,
We're located in a community of small towns outside of St. Louis.
There are literally just a handful of options for wedding venues if you want to stay really local. So when Carrissa gave me a private address as her wedding venue I was extremely intrigued!
(Warrenton neighbors our town (Troy) by one county.)
My side shooter Joy and I pulled into the driveway on wedding day
with huge smiles on our faces. What an incredibly special place to marry your best friend!
Waking up to sounds of wind and thunder on your wedding day is usually not on any bride's wish list...needless to say I was slightly disheartened on the drive up to Carlinsville, Il as my husband and I battled a pretty intense storm.
"So it doesn't matter if it rains right?" laughed Andrew.
I loved having my husband along for this wedding.
He had rather hesitantly agreed to become my second shooter/assistant a few months back and he was trying his best to feign confidence.