I could hardly believe it was happening. Justin and I hopped into our rented car and drove away from Seattle, Washington toward the sweet little city of Mount Vernon. It felt like a lifetime ago (but at the same time, like yesterday) that I was rooming with Marissa during our sophomore year of college. That awkward moment in the hall after class? The one where I asked Marissa if she would consider living with me even though we barely knew each other? I could never have known how much it would change my life. Marissa is a woman that loves Jesus, plain and simple. Her faith and her love for people radiate in everything she does.
That’s how I knew. Not just any man was going to be the right man for Marissa. He would have to love Jesus more than anything else. He would have to be a man of faith, of courage, and of love. And that’s exactly who Kevin is.
When Kevin and Marissa began choosing the details of their wedding day, from the song choices to the words in their vows, they said (and I quote) “we are first and foremost seeking for God to be glorified in this day.” Wow. In the worship, in their foot washing ceremony, in their care for every single guest, that goal was most certainly met.
Oh, and their wedding day was a lot of fun, too. From energetic games to raise money for their Maui honeymoon fund to the calm father-daughter dance that spontaneously broke out into some crazy (and impressive) moves, every single person there was filled with joy and laughter.
Kevin and Marissa, thank you for choosing me and Justin to capture your memories on the day you began your marriage journey. May God forever be your vision, and may these photographs bring smiles to your faces for many years to come!
Photographers: Shelby & Justin Gloudemans | Venue: Private Residence | Florist: Laura Timney | Day-of Coordinator: Diana Ithomitis (Agape Events) | Gown: Brides for a Cause | Hair: Jan Graham | Makeup: Miranda LeDuc | Music: Jared & Kiralee Harrison | Catering: Laurie Stuart | Videographer: Jared Harrison | Tables: Spokane Farm Tables
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