Hallie and Seth are precious. Period. They’re just so in love and clearly are each other’s best friends too. They dated for 4 and a half years before the wedding and were engaged for over two of them, so they had been waiting a long time for this day to get here and couldn’t believe it had actually gotten here after all that time!
We love spending the mornings with the bride and groom as they get ready in their individual rooms. This is such a special thing for us to get to photograph because otherwise their future spouse would never get to witness this precious time as their soon to be husband/wife excitedly gets dressed, the anticipation of the day filling their stomach with butterflies (the good kind of course ;), and joking with their friends and parents during these last unmarried moments. All the while, they’re really just waiting impatiently for the first moment they get to look into each other’s eyes and remember what this day is really all about. These sweet moments were even more adorable to us since we’ve gotten to watch Hallie and Seth’s relationship grow since they first met at prom almost 5 years ago! Plus Craig has known Hallie since they were just little kids in elementary school together, so getting to see someone’s whole life lead up to this day is pretty awesome and emotional for everyone! We both may have teared up just a little bit during the ceremony :P
Besides the emotional side of this special day, it was also simply just beautiful! Since they spent two years planning this day, it was pretty spectacular! Every last decoration was planned out with so much love and attention, and their Christmas time theme contained more beautiful Christmas ornaments than you could count! Even the gorgeous cake had layers of ornaments! During the ceremony they had huge letters covered in greenery and lights that spelled out “Love” silhouetted behind them as they said their vows, and the reception was a wonderland of twinkling strings of lights and beautifully draped fabric. It was obvious that these families put their heart and soul into making this day everything Hallie and Seth wanted it to be! It was well worth it :)
Hallie and Seth, we love you guys and are so honored that we were able to be part of your Big Day! We hope you have such a blessed life as husband and wife and can’t wait to see what God holds for your future together!