Despite weather forecasts predicting rain, Saturday morning dawned sunny and bright. I arrived at Bella Salon in Belgrade early in the morning to photograph Wendy, her mother Shiela, and the bridesmaids having their hair done. Though nervous, Wendy was beautiful with her radiant smile.
I often hear wedding vendors complain of “bridezillas,” but I can honestly say I have always had terrific couples. Taylor and Wendy were no exception. Their ceremony was centered on their shared faith in God, and Pastor Ben Cross spoke eloquently (and humorously!) of the qualities it takes to build a strong and lasting marriage. No marriage is without obstacles, and as is typical, neither was the wedding day. Guests were delayed due to traffic snarls from a local parade, the wedding cake had a close encounter with a dog, and a rainstorm showed up uninvited to the reception. If their gracious manner throughout the wedding day is any indicator, this couple has what it takes to have a long, happy life together.
Congratulations Taylor and Wendy! Thank you so much for including me in your special day. May God bless you with a long and happy marriage!