He took a breath, lovingly gazed into her eyes, and began to read. “Michelle, If someone were to tell me that I would meet the love of my life when I was seven years old, I would’ve thought they were crazy. Fast forward twenty years and 1450 straight days of Snapchats later, and I’m standing here, about to marry my best friend.” There were tears of joy and love and laughter all throughout the ceremony as Randy and Michelle were surrounded by their loved ones to celebrate such a special day.
And if you would even believe it, it’s true! Michelle and Randy met when they were in the second grade, and have known each other for 20 years! True high school sweethearts, these two have grown in love and through every season that life has brought their way.
Michelle is such a great example of the brides I get to work with. As soon as she ordered her gorgeous wedding invitations, she made sure to order more so that we could photograph them! When we got to her suite on the day of the wedding, she had purchased “getting ready shoes” – shoes that matched the rest of her details perfectly, even though she would proceed to wear different shoes at a later part of the day! Every detail was intentional, thought out, and picture perfect – it was such a fun way to start the day. On top of that, their sweet huskies were with us in the getting ready room because they would be the flower girl and ring bearer at the wedding!
Not to mention – they were just incredible to work with from the beginning to the end. They had a full vendor table in their reception for all of us who were working through the reception, they wanted to take a photo with all of us, they asked us to take photos in their photo booth.. Seriously, they were so kind and thoughtful toward all of us!
Randy and Michelle, from our first meeting, you two have been a literal dream. From speaking my love language by bringing me coffee AND loving veil shots, I am so thankful and honored to have had a chance to work with you! This wedding was so bittersweet for me – sweet because we got to celebrate the two of you, and sad because it’s the end of this very sweet season together! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for not just treating me like another vendor, but like a friend. You two are so incredible and I wish you the very best!