You know what I love? I love that we are all unique. That we have our own paths in life and towards happiness. That happiness and love look and feel different for each and every one of us. What we expect from love changes with age… When I was a child I imagined finding a prince to share fairy tale adventures with. When I was a teenager I envisioned being swept up in a kind of crazy overwhelming love. In my 20’s I started thinking more pragmatically about what kind of person I could really spend the rest of my life with (day in and day out forever?!) Ultimately I married my best friend (best decision ever!)
Courtney and Ryan are such perfect partners. They each found someone who loves them for who they are now, not who they once were. Courtney’s sons clearly adore Ryan, and he loves them back with all his heart. To see the way they all look at each other is so very special. And the love and admiration Courtney and Ryan both have for each other is…well let’s just say it makes me smile. I think you will too.
Congratulations you two!
Courtney is SUPER creative. Loved all of the special touches!
How about this set of rose gold rings?!
Gorgeous. Both Courtney and the flowers!
Ryan was also perfectly coordinated.
Nice bow tie Jake! :)
All of the cuties in a row.
First look on a beautiful spring day in Tower Grove Park! These too looking on…
Love this face.
Taking full advantage of the park for some pretty photos!
Meanwhile in the background…boys will be boys. Even if they are all dressed up like little adults. ;)
One more stop…something a little more urban to mix it up a bit!
And finally back to their Clifton Heights home for the ceremony and reception.
This little guy came down the aisle faster than any ring bearer ever! I literally caught this shot with him mid air!
Smiles, laughter and tears. Everything a wedding ceremony should be!
And as the sun left the sky, the full moon came out to join us.