It was a simple love. Like a big comfy sofa, it supported them in all the right places and became a safe haven. It kept them warm like that old corduroy jacket with holes in the pockets that you’ve had for the last 5 years. It was as familiar as the song your father sang over and over as a child, but it was so much more. It was a journey they had been taking for years now, hand in hand they walked through life together for as long as they could remember and it was that day that they made a pledge to continue doing so for the rest of their lives. In front of their families, God and their daughter they made promise to protect one another from the bad and hold on to the good, just like they had always done.
Chrystal+Joseph, I can’t possible express everything that the two of you are. From the beauty of a wedding that was truly what it’s always supposed to be about (the two of you) and the way you’re able to make one another laugh, it would be impossible to list in this simple post, but what I do hope is that these photos document your love. The world is a better place with your love shining in it. -m+w
Joseph and Chrystal got dressed for the wedding festivities at their own house which I think made for the perfect backdrop to showcase their adorable little family.
Joseph KNOWS style. By far one of the most dapper grooms I’ve seen. Get it Joseph!
I loved Chrystal’s linen white dress. It was absolutely gorgeous and fit their wedding perfectly. It was the first one she looked at when Joseph proposed, and I can see why she stopped looking!
There were so many custom touches throughout their wedding day. Joseph designed all of their printed materials because he’s a fabulous graphic designer and every small detail of the day had Chrystal’s crafty fingerprints all over them. She even made that adorable belt!Chrystal is one lovely lady. I begged with her to let us stay there at the house and photograph her all day but she had a man to meet at the alter and we understood.
Chrystal and Joseph did a hand tying ceremony and I loved the beauty and meaning behind it all. Their ceremony was so intimate and beautiful, just like them.
Since “Granny” was unable to attend due to health reasons, they did what they could to make sure she knew her presence was missed.
Joseph is a fan of Whisky, and I thought it was the coolest thing when he told me that his ring was made from a whisky barrel!
After getting the party started at the reception, Chrystal and Joseph snuck off for some quality picture time with us, we first stopped in the woods to get these photos.
They were such troopers, and really gave us the time we needed to get as many photos of the two of them together as we could and I LOVED it. I so appreciate when clients let go and trust us!
A perfect end to a beautiful night!