When Abel and Lindsey were first married in a small courthouse ceremony ten years ago, they couldn’t have known the challenges the next decade would hold. All they knew was that they were committing to weather life together.
From three beautiful children joining them in succession, to taking care of their ailing grandmother, through all the uncertainties and ups and downs, the Lord held them. When it seemed like they would never have time to just breathe, God gave them the selflessness and strength to get through.
And now, He has graciously given them a new season – He has blessed their obedience, drawn them together, and even created a bit of “breathing room” in their lives. What a reason to celebrate!! October was the perfect month for it too – the warmth of autumn colors, the harvest, the reaping of good things that have involved LOTS of hard work…
Lindsey’s dress was just perfect – elegant, intricate, warm.
She was a radiant bride, even while just getting ready! Her “something blue” was a beautiful ring given to her by her grandmother.
Abel was stunning in his fall-colored suit, taking in the significance of this special day.
I can tell he is so proud of their kids, as they are of him!
Abel and Lindsey chose to have a “first look” before the ceremony. They were so sweet. I always think this is such a special choice – the emotions and memories of sharing this amazing time together last for a lifetime!
It was super cute to see how excited the kids were to see their parents all dressed up and loving on each other. After Abel & Lindsey had a few moments to themselves, the kids RAN to them and engulfed them in hugs!
What a beautiful family. (Love little sister’s curtsy!)
And I mean, really, how can anyone resist kiddos this adorable?!
I have to admit, I have a very hard time holding back from capturing portraits of tiny people who are SO stinkin’ cute.
We also captured some portraits for Lindsey’s brother and sister-in-law and their sweet family. This one would make a super-cute Christmas card!
But I’m kind of partial to this one .
And here is the full extended family portrait for Lindsey’s side…
The celebration was touching and beautiful, with the kids as the wedding party, Lindsey’s parents officiating, and guests who’ve loved and supported Abel and Lindsey through it all.
Surrounded by loving support…
After the ceremony, we created some golden sunset memories near all the beautiful fall trees at Quail Lake.
I love the peaceful way they hold each other close – it’s like they know they will make each other stronger.
At the reception, they had a really cute photo board showing special memories from the last ten years of marriage – what a great idea for a Vow Renewal!
Here is Abel’s extended family portrait:
And a fun one of Lindsey and her dear friends!
The dancing after dinner was so much fun! The kids especially know how to get DOWN!! :) I think little Mr. was just overcome by all the sweet emotion of the evening. He had me wiping away happy tears behind the camera!
What a precious thing to see the love they have for each other, and the joy and fun they share. Abel was even serenading his lovely bride in that middle shot…
As the evening wound down, the lake and the stars and the spinning world just became more beautiful.
Abel and Lindsey, may the Lord richly bless you in the decades to come with deep love and unity. Continue to be a blessing to each other! And “may our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!” (Romans 15:5-6 MSG)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to take part in your amazing day, this testimony of God’s faithfulness to you and your growing commitment to Him and each other! I can’t wait to show you the rest of your images once your Web Gallery is ready!
Continue to cling to the Vine!
Cherish, Love, Remember Always,