If I had to sum up Colleen and Cooper’s wedding in one word it would be community. I was moved from the moment I entered the bridal suite and was greeted by the warmest group of girls. Colleen is originally from Wisconsin and so many of the day’s attendees had make the sacrifice to travel all the way down to North Georgia just to be there to support and love on them. Let’s just go ahead and address Cooper’s reaction to seeing Colleen walk down the aisle! MELT ME NOW. One of the most meaningful parts of the whole day was their ceremony. There was a particular segment where prayers were offered up for people in a variety of life seasons and the whole group of attendees responded with, “Lord, hear our prayer.” I don’t know why exactly it moved me so much, but tears just streamed my cheeks. I suppose it was because it was one of those moments in life where I just took a step back and realize how RICH it is to not only find the one your soul loves, but to be surrounded by a tribe of people who love you through and THROUGH. I haven’t seen such a tight-knit group of people in my four years of shooting weddings. I found myself daydreaming of how one day, I pray my children are able to experience that type of love. The love of a village, and the love of a spouse.
Colleen, I have told you before - but I wish we lived closer. You are full of whit and intelligence, and you made for a RADIANT bride. Cooper, the way you look at Colleen is the way EVERY man should look at their wife. You are respectful and kind, humble and serving.
It was truly my deepest honor to take part in your perfect day.