“Your smile, just captured me
You were in my future as far as I could see
And I dont know how it happens, but it happens still
You asked me if I love you, if I always will
Well you had me from hello
I felt love start to grow”
- Kenny Chesney
let’s go back to May 2011. Tori, a gorgeous midwestern lady, and her 4 roommates were in Panama City, FL for a vacation. at that very same time a sweet southern boy named Jerry and his 3 buddies were vacationing in the very same city.
two people, from two different states, in the same city, and they fall in love.
a chance meeting between these two would bring their worlds crashing together. I would love to say it was love at first sight, but it was more like love at second sightat least that is what Tori will tell you
that second day was where they fell in love. they knew they were meant to be when Tori told Jerry shortly after the vacation ended that she would be in his hometown of Nashville, TN.
the love that Tori & Jerry share is truly that out of a love story.
they have that look in their eyes when they look at each other.
the whole day I kept hearing little snippets of stories from family members….”this is so amazing! I can’t believe the day is finally here! what an amazing love story”
the guys and girls both got ready at the OuterEdge Church in Appleton. it was nice to have everyone in one place, much easier to go between the two sets for photos
while the ladies were getting beautiful downstairs I took the gentlemen outside for some photos.
spending time with the guys isn’t always something that I get to do on a wedding day because so often not everyone is in the same place getting ready. so until I learn how to be in 2 places at once I have to choose who I spend the morning with
well, the guys did not disappoint in making me laughits so much fun to photograph people as they spend time around their own “people”…you know…the people that know all the crazy fun stories from your childhood.
the ones that bring out the very best in you…and maybe tell a few embarrassing stories
after I spent some time with the guys I ventured back inside by Tori and her ladies.
one of my very favorite moments of the day (and yes…there are a lot of them) is the moment when a bride steps into her dress and catches that first glimpse of herself. so much beauty & emotion
after some photos of the ladies it was time to get the ceremony underway!
another favorite moment…that first kiss and the walk down the aisle together
after the ceremony we galavanted around a local park. sometimes large groups can be tricky because spaces don’t always allow for all of those people to be in one place at one time. but we found lots of great places for all of these lovely people!
then it was time to spend a few minutes with just Tori & Jerry.
another favorite part of my day
I just love how these two interact and show their love for each other.
these next two…might just be my favorites from the day!
who knew a chance meeting on vacation would lead to an amazing marriage
I love how love works out in the craziest ways
soon it was time to cut the cake, eat some dinner, and enjoy some dancing!
Tori & Jerry,
thank you for an amazing day! I had a blast capturing every moment of your first day together as husband and wife