Their big day had arrived, all sunny, warm, and full of their closest friends and family. Elizabeth's mother helped button up the back of her gorgeous dress. Then, Dane's mother and Elizabeth's mother both gave her two very precious items. Handkerchiefs, - that are over a hundred years old, and have been passed down generation to generation for the brides of the family to carry - so magical and special!
Elizabeth looked absolutely radiant from head to toe, with classy red nails to match. It was time to go see her groom who waited impatiently for her outside. These two share a very, very special bond - and the immediate joy Elizabeth so obviously felt the second she was in Dane's arms makes their bond that much more clear. Dane couldn't keep his eyes off of his lovely bride. They then stood together and read letters they had written to one another - letters, undoubtedly, that will be cherished always.
Then it was time to get married :) Outside by a pond, in warm sunlight, with endless smiles and happy tears - their I Do's were spoken. Somewhere along the way of their vows something completely unplanned but insanely well-timed happened - a hot air balloon lifted just in sight of their ceremony. Looking back at their images it looks as though this was all done on purpose, but nope - just a sheer serendipitous moment :)
We three spent some time together after their ceremony documenting those first moments of husband+wife in the most glorious light I think I saw all year along. Once again, another perfect moment set aside for such wonderful people.
Their big day ended with a oh-so-fun reception of laughter, cupcakes, good conversation, and so much more. Not to mention that Elizabeth and Dane had an entire choreographed first dance that blew everyone away - just wait until you see that!
Elizabeth & Dane - I can't thank you guys enough for giving me the honor of documenting such a special time in your lives. You know already that I simply adore you both, and couldn't be happier for you as you start this new chapter together :) Thank you both, so so much for everything!
Ceremony + Reception Venue | Deer Creek Golf Club
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