Monday, July 5, 2010

Teylor and Richie

I don't know where to begin in describing Teylor and Richie's wedding day two weeks ago. Teylor is very special to many people, and she is also very special to me. I have watched Teylor grow up over the last fifteen years or so, and she babysat our kiddos many Bible study Sunday nights. My kids love Teylor because she loved to have fun with them! She was the kind of babysitter that could get talked into making science experiments and tasty ice cream and smoothie blender concoctions! :-)

Fast forward a couple of years, and Teylor and Richie became friends and fell and love. I was beyond thrilled to be asked to be the wedding photographer.

Richie is a gifted musician, and composed Teylor a song that he would sing and play to her during their wedding ceremony. It was a very touching and at times, funny song. Very special for Teylor to hear for the very first time at their wedding.

The lyrics on the piano as Richie was playing and singing....really wishing I could insert a video clip here!

This was a location the couple found and it was so nice!

If you received a Save The Date from this couple you know why we did this shot. During their engagement session Richie exercised his amazing jumping skills and I thought it only fitting that we try for a repeat!

The happy couple....married!!!

I am not in the habit of posting group formals to the blog, but wanted to show you this image. The house in this picture is called the "Century Home" and is a historical spot in Orange City. It is located right next to the church where Teylor and richie got married, and provided a nice place for some pictures.

After the wedding, and during the reception, the weather started to become stormy, and the reception even had to get cut short by a short while because of the severe weather. On the way home I decided not to stop by the Century Home for the ladder and chair I had left there by accident. I joined my family in the basement the minute I got home, and the storms were quite severe the next few hours. I don't know of anyone that was hurt thankfully, but there were some people nearby who lost buildings and homes that night.

The following morning we stopped for the chair and ladder after church. There were many trees down all around town and this was one of them. Strangely, my ladder and chair were 10-15 feet away from the base of this tree and were setting upright exactly where I had left them!


In closing, Teylor and Richie: Your day was so beautiful, and I wish you much love and many many blessings. As you start your journey, and for many many years to come.

16 comments:

Ronda said...

Vanessa-you are so talented!! Thanks for making Tey and Richie's wedding day extra special! :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures of a special couple.I loved the one of him singing to her their special song.

Dad said...

Can't wait to see more.

Erika said...

Beautiful pictures! You really captured special moments between Teylor & Richie.

Amy said...

What beautiful, unique pictures! Taylor makes a lovely bride!

Kathy DeHaan said...

Great pictures from a great photographer! Beautiful!!

Wendy Kotz said...

WOW!! Amazing Pictures!! I am a friend of Ronda's. Ronda, Tey looks so much like you! She is just beautiful! The pictures and backgrounds were completely AMAZING!! Makes me wish I could re-marry my husband, just for the pictures!! Beautiful!!

Carol Hochhalter said...

Your pictures reveal beauty and personality! So fun to see! Blessings on the new couple!

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures, no matter what setting you are in they turn out gorgeous!!

Sarah said...

Awesome photos! Do you travel to St. Louis?

Marilyn said...

Beautiful couple. Beautiful wedding. Beautiful reception. Beautiful photography.

Cindy said...

Love how you've catured the small moments as well as the most memorable!!! So natural-really looks like everyone was having a great time!!!Wonderful memories!!!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures! I love the one of Tey looking at him while he is at the piano!

Jean Tichler said...

What a great day of celebration captured so nicely by your photography.

Karen Benes said...

Love the beautiful, unique, fun photographs! It was also wonderful to read your lovely comments about the bride and groom. You are a professional with a delightful personal touch!

Megan said...

Great Pictures!! Tey, you are beautiful!!