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Captured Joy: A Few of Our Wedding Photos from Ryn Manby Photography

Two whole months have passed since Stephen and I said, “I do,” to each other, and it seems like the wedding was just a few weeks ago! We are still waiting for the whole batch of our wedding photos, but Ryn, our creative photographer sent us a sneak peak that have just whet our appetites. Here’s some more images of our wonderful wedding day:

M&S (1 of 30) Dress

M&S (2 of 30) M getting ready

M&S (3 of 30) Bouquet

The colors of this photo just make me want to laugh!

M&S (4 of 30) Prayer

I appreciate everyone who prayed for us–those prayers sure worked.

M&S (5 of 30) Getting ready with Mom

I’m so thankful my Mom could be there to help me into my dress.

M&S (6 of 30) M Getting ready

M&S (7 of 30) Bridal portrait at Kathys

This photo feels like it just came from a bridal magazine!

M&S (8 of 30) Bridesmaids!

I’m so thankful for all my beautiful ladies. 🙂

M&S (9 of 30) Groomsmen

And my handsome Man.

M&S (10 of 30) M & Dad

And that my Dad made it to the ceremony, and that I could have a special moment with him.

M&S (11 of 30)M looking out window

M&S (12 of 30) A & M walking down aisle

My brother escorted me down the aisle, and I felt so blessed to have him AND my Dad helping me.

M&S (13 of 30) S watching M come down aisle

M&S (14 of 30) Wedding in church

M&S (15 of 30) Married and walking downt the aisle!

We are so thankful to be married to each other!

M&S (16 of 30) Big family photo

And for all the support from our wonderful family.

M&S (17 of 30)

And friends.

M&S (18 of 30)

M&S (19 of 30) Laughing

M&S (20 of 30) Black and White laughing

M&S (21 of 30) By fountain

M&S (22 of 30) Walking together 1

M&S (23 of 30) Walking together 2

M&S (24 of 30) kissing forhead


M&S (26 of 30) Blue door heart

M&S (27 of 30) S leadning

M&S (28 of 30) Cutting cake

M&S (29 of 30) Toasting

M&S (30 of 30) Dancing

 

These photos by Ryn Manby (see more of her wonderful work at Ryn Manby Photography) just make me smile!! Stephen and I are SO HAPPY that we picked Ryn to capture our day, that we married each other, and we are so thankful for all the brilliant people that have been part of our lives.

Now, on to the next adventure!

~Mary Hope

P.S. We enjoyed using this as one of our registries:
Shop Handmade – The Wedding Store

 


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A Month Into Marriage — Our Wedding Story

Stephen and I have been married for one month! If I had to describe our wedding in one word, it would be the word “joy.” Stephen and I waited 36 and 34 years for each other, so there was an explosion of joy in our hearts and in our family and friends when we finally got to vow our faithfulness and love to each other on June 18th, 2016.

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I didn’t think the week before a wedding would be this crazy!

  
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had a blast wheeling around Mariano’s yesterday picking out my favorite foods (spaghetti, chocolate pudding, baby carrots…), and this beauty made me stop, and enjoy the moment. Wedding week is more stressful than I thought–it’s not all happy like the movies; however, the advice to stop and enjoy the joyful moments makes more sense too. Having a wedding and marriage makes your life even more life-y–double stress, sadness, anger, joy, happiness, hope, peace… I’m ready, with God’s help! Today is wedding reception bulk-flower pick up day. Stephen’s basement is going to beautiful over the next couple of days! 3 days to go!!
#-Mary Hope

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#weddingweek #treesoftransitionart #peace #purplerose #wedding #weddingprep #weddingthoughts #thankful


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Roses–A Perk of the Month of June

  
I wonder if the roses bloom because so many people get married in the month of June or so many people marry in June because the blooming roses make it so beautiful? Stephen and I chose June because it gave us enough time to plan and worked well with our families. We only have nine days to go! Here’s some roses I’ve seen recently, and they’ve given me peace during this time of wedding-ness:

   
    
 Happy Thursday!

-Mary Hope

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Wedding Reception Sunset Flowers

Sunset colors is my goal for the reception flowers. I had fun yesterday scoping out a wholesale flower place to figure out what flowers to buy. Here’s what I found:

   
    
   
Do they look like a sunset to you?

Peace!

Mary Hope

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Celebratory Color

  
  
These floral designs are of the colors of my wedding! My Mom let me design the flowers for a shower she threw me. Just seeing the photos makes me smile. 🙂

Happy Friday!

-Mary Hope

    
 
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Some of Our Silly Engagement Photos

Last October, we had only gotten a few hours of sleep because we had been babysitting for a friend, so we were maybe a little sillier than usual when we took our sunrise and beyond engagement photos. I’m glad Ryn Manby, our brilliant photographer gave us some of the silly proofs as well!

Mary: "I LOVE being with you!" Stephen: "I know..."

Mary: “I LOVE being with you!” Stephen: “I know…”

 

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Stephen: “What IS that smell?” Mary (keep smiling) “What smell?”

 

Nose to nose is the best.

Nose to nose is best.

Mary: "Stephen, your pull is SO strong!" Stephen: "Uhh...actually it's a train."

Mary: “Stephen, your pull is SO strong!” Stephen: “Uhh…actually it’s a train.”

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