Months and months ago, when I first sat with Brianna and Matthew over a cup of coffee, I knew their day was going to be so special. We connected on so many levels with our own love stories and I simply couldn’t wait for their big day to unfold. They had a vision that went beyond themselves and it made me think about these conversations that Rahul and I had with our mentors some 15 years ago. Instead of just a wedding, they desired for their day to be a reflection of Christ and the hope they have found in Him. It was more than exchanging rings, it was making a covenant. It was more than stunning florals- and they were stunning, and so much more than a breathtaking dress. Brianna and Matthew wanted everything to be done with purpose and attention to details that would make lasting impact.
The other thing that literally made tears well up in my eyes, was one decision they made- a decision that my own husband and I had made as well. Brianna and Matthew postponed their honeymoon departure so that they could attend church on Sunday morning with their guests. I had never met anyone else who had made this decision and I knew it was one that they would never regret… because all these years later, we look back and still count that as one of our deepest honors.
These two get it.
They understand that marriage is sacrifice and they have confidently pledged that theirs will be rooted in Christ.
What a beautiful day and what a privilege it was to capture it for them. The story they told was one of love, hope, adoration and commitment. And it is a story worth retelling here…
Such a sweet first look!
Sunday Morning Newlyweds!
Congratulations Brianna and Matthew! We are so excited for this new adventure you are on and we can’t wait to see all that God is going to do in and through you both! Thank you for trusting us with these precious memories. We pray for years to come you’ll look back on them and remember the joy and excitement that you experienced as you became husband and wife!
Blessings and Love,
Annie and Rahul
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church Temple Terrace
Bridal Gown: Forever Love Bridal
Hair and Make Up: Lili’s Weddings
Florals: Beautiful Floral Designs
Reception Venue and Catering: Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club
Wedding Cake: Vanessa Lockwood