“Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet // I never knew you were the someone waiting for me // ‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love // Not knowing what it was // I will not give you up this time // But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own // And in your eyes you’re holding mine”
His back was turned, away from her. She began to walk up quickly, and then paused. It wasn’t the first time he would see her, in fact, he had been seeing her since they were in middle school. But today was different. Today, she had on the most beautiful dress she’ll ever wear. Her closest friends and family stood at a distance. Cameras watched eagerly on either side. She took a deep breath, and tapped on his shoulder. As he spun around, he saw the girl he loved. The girl he was about to marry. The girl he had been with for 13 years. And his reaction was nothing short of priceless.
Couples that meet in grade school, middle school, or high school, and then end up getting married will always have such a special spot in my heart! And these two are no exception. Their journey together has brought them through many beautiful and exciting things, and also some world-shaking, hard things. But the thing that has stayed consistent through the years is that they never stopped caring for one another. The other thing that stayed consistent was the pair of shoes that Katelyn’s mom bought her from Nordstrom in the 8th grade – that she wore to every single dance through high school with Jesus!
Their wedding day was such a sweet celebration of their love for each other and the support of the friends and family around them. Katelyn’s attention to detail and eye for all things blush and beautiful truly made this day unique and so sentimental!
Katelyn and Jesus, I’m just so happy for you two. Your love has stood the test of time. I still chuckle to myself about what your officiant said – “Myspace brought them together, and Instagram kept them together”. You two just glow around each other! Your strengths are so beautifully complimentary. You two were meant to be! Thank you for having me by your side on such an important, emotional, special day. I just love you two!