I look back on 2015 as I sit on yet another rainy SouthEastern afternoon. It was a challenging year, having to dodge flash floods and thunderstorms almost every weekend, but amidst the storms, we saw quite a few magical weekends transpire. Possibly the champion of those weekends was Kyle and Darcy’s incredible wedding in Atlanta, GA. Yes, it was supposed to rain. Yes, we prayed our faces off for the rain to hold off. Yes, the Lord answered and gave us 90 minutes of rainless skies after the ceremony. Yes, we beside ourselves with joy. Despite His faithfulness, would the rain have taken away from the day? Probably not. You see, for the last year, Kyle and I have been catching up and checking in with each other almost every months since the day they booked us. We weren’t chatting about wedding details, but catching up on life. These two so quickly became true friends throughout the process and really embodied what we often tell couples during our first meeting with them…that through this journey to the altar, we hope we aren’t vendors but friends.
I was ecstatic to be there and honored that they had chosen us to document their day. It was unbelievable, with custom suits, gorgeous gowns, tears of joy, overcast skylines, surprise concerts and a whole lot of dancing. But after spending a weekend with these two, there wasn’t anything that stood out more so than their deep desire to love the people around them. Generosity and kindness poured from them at every turn, and not the easy kind, but the “I-will-gladly-drive-2-hours-out-of-my-way-to-do-that-for-you” kind of generosity. They care so much about their friends and their family, but what really caught my attention was how they cared for total strangers. I loved every second of watching their wedding day, because I could tell that neither of them thought their day was about them, instead they used their day to make it about everyone around them! Without any more of my babbling, Kyle & Darcy.
Second Shooter: Jake Kiser
Reception: Park Tavern
Groom Suit: Custom by Thomas Wages of Tweed Shop