Wedding at First United Methodist in Anahuac, TX--
It always amazes me at how God works in our lives, connecting dots along the way that we may never have put together. You know like...maybe you randomly (or what seems random) meet someone and start chatting outside of a college auditorium and you become roommates and friends, or maybe you run into someone you know when you're on vacation in a different country. What are the odds? Better than you think if it's part of God's plan ;)
Well, Kelly and Nettie's story runs along the same lines. They met quite a while back and became friends. Over the years, timing and location would send them their separate ways, then bring them back together again. Then one day after running into each other again, they decided maybe they should just go on a date. And the rest is history. They dated, he popped the question, they married on July 9, and now they are celebrating life as newlyweds.
Kelly and Nettie's wedding day was a beautiful, sunny July day. The ceremony was held at the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac...a church with stunning stained-glass. With a rustic, country theme, both bridesmaids and groomsmen wore boots, and of course, the gents top their outfits off with cowboy hats. Sunflower bouquets added beautiful bursts of yellow to the scene. And of course, the bride made the day with a beautiful lace-covered dress.
Family and friends gathered at the church to celebrate the union of these two friends who fell in love and became husband and wife.
After the ceremony, Kelly and Nettie were welcomed into their reception at White's Park with applause and blasts of confetti. They ate, drank and danced, then enjoyed cake. (By the way, don't forget to keep an eye out for photos of the groom's cake. It's definitely one of my favorites to date, and I've seen a ton.) After celebrating, the couple was whisked away through a walkway of sparklers to set off on the rest of their adventure...married life.
Wishing for many blessings in your lives, Kelly and Nettie, as you enjoy your happily ever after!
Trinkets from the bride's grandparents adorned her sunflower bouquet.
Blue Bell ice cream anyone? Wait, that's all cake. Impressive, right?
A special thanks to Kaelyn Williams for helping create many of these awesome images by backing me up and assisting me as second shooter throughout the day.
Also, thank you to all the creative team and vendors who made this day possible...
DJ: Robert Araujo - DJ Robs Mobile DJ Services
Caterer: Laura and Tim Wolfford (family friends)
Cake: Racquel Christiansen of Lil Lady Cakery
Flowers: Anahuac Florist