Ah, this wedding!!! This day was so incredibly special to everyone involved, including us! We mentioned how long we’ve known Alyssa and how special she is to us in their engagement blog (See it here!), so watching her and Jay become husband and wife was just incredible. We arrived at Alyssa’s house at about 7:30 that morning (because Kelsey was also a bridesmaid and Alyssa’s makeup artist for the day, and Craig came along too!) to begin shooting and helping prepare for the day. Watching Alyssa get her hair done, put on her veil and zip up her wedding dress was so surreal for everyone! She had been waiting and praying for this day for so long, and knowing that it was actually here was so emotional and exciting for everyone! The way Alyssa and Jay put God first in everything they do, especially their relationship, is so inspirational to everyone they know, and the fact that He finally brought them to this day so beautifully made everyone that much more emotional. I have to say, we’ve probably never cried so much during the process of preparing for a wedding as we did at this one! During the first look before the wedding, as soon as Alyssa met Jay’s eyes for the first time, she immediately burst into tears and they just fell into each others arms. Plus his expression was pretty priceless as well as he stared at his beautiful bride. By the end of the first look, the two videographers and both of us were all in tears as well. It didn’t hurt that we’ve all known Alyssa for a long time and are her friends more than we are vendors, but still, Alyssa and Jay’s love for each other is just so obvious that it’s hard to watch them together and not get a little emotional!
After a beautiful and heartfelt winter themed ceremony, we all headed over to the reception venue for the rest of the evening. We all cried with Alyssa and her dad during an emotional father-daughter dance, and laughed and cheered during the fun, choreographed mother-son dance! Then we all danced and had a blast together until we waved goodbye as Alyssa and Jay drove off to their Disney world honeymoon!
Alyssa and Jay, we are so incredibly happy for you both. Jay, you’re truly the perfect match for Alyssa, and we’re so excited to welcome you into our little circle of friends and go on many more double dates together :) We know that God put the two of you together in a very special and specific way and we can’t wait to see what wonderful things He has planned for your lives together! We love you guys!