The kinds words of their friends and family washed over the newlyweds as speech after speech shared how special these two were to each and every person in the room. Stories of the past were paired with thoughtful descriptions of what made these two so perfect for each other, all while Taylor simply kept her arms tightly wrapped around the man she now called husband. Every once in a while, we would catch her softly turn from the speaker and simply gaze at the man she had just married, and out of all of the timeless moments of the day, that moment between Taylor and Luke is by far our favorite!
The word "magical" is often used to describe wedding days, but after the incredible events of Taylor and Luke's wedding day, we feel like "magical" doesn't quite do the day justice. As one drives through the streets of Hawk Hollow, the quaint chapel nestled in the trees might surprise you as you round the corner. This whimsical venue could not have been a more perfect choice for Taylor and Luke. Although the forecast promised lightning and rain for the entire day, Taylor arrived at the chapel with a calm that most brides only dream of for her wedding day. Lo and behold, the storm seemed to sense Taylor's calm spirit and decided to slow down as well, providing Taylor and Luke with the perfect, sunny day all the way until late into the evening.
The word that kept coming up throughout the day to describe Taylor and Luke was "thoughtful." These two not only truly care about anyone who comes into their lives, but they also want to make sure that people know that they are cared for. From setting aside special time to say hello to friends who couldn't stay for the whole evening, to mingling with each and every guest during their reception, not a single person left the wedding feeling like they had not had their special "Taylor and Luke" time. The most amazing part of all? That's just how Taylor and Luke are. Instead of it feeling like they "have to" spend time with people, the kindness simply flows from them; and as husband and wife, we can't wait to see that love for others grow because of each other!
Taylor and Luke, we cannot believe that just a few short months ago, we were spending the evening with you on the beaches of Holland! You both embody such kindness and joy, and not only do you display that kindness to each other, but also to everyone else around you. Our vision of "capturing joy" is perfectly displayed in your portraits, and more than that, you both make it look perfectly effortless! We still cannot believe that we have had the privilege to know you two, and we are so excited to see how you both impact the world around you in the years to come as husband and wife!
All our best!
J + A