Archive for Aug 2011

This is Eddie & Lacey.

eddielacey 1 Eddie & Laceys Country PicnicThey met in college, and this is what Lacey had to say about their beginning:

“We met in class where I sat beside him and instantly fell for that perfect smile of his. We became friends by chatting before class and making fun of people in class,  and I knew I wanted to learn more about this man. I wanted to date and “get serious” but he wasn’t ready. We remained friends and when I transferred down to WSU we started hanging out again and this time the tables were turned. I was enjoying college life and just wanted to have fun. Eddie then went off to boot camp where we would write each other letters. When he came home we went out to Max and Ermas and I remember sitting at the table completely tuning out what he was talking about just thinking how this felt so right. And he had the same feeling. We’ve been together since.”  

Their love is palpable, and i love how comfortable they are together. Eddie was only home on leave for a short time, and Lacey wanted to do a fun session that embodied the countryside, and reminded her of her childhood. We went to a family friend’s lovely home, and they played in the field, ate corn and watermelon, and snuggled in her great grandma’s quilt. Eddie is back in Iraq now, defending our freedom. He will be home soon, and in the meantime, their love and courage grows.

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my fav. the way Lacey looks at him. (sigh)

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and watching the sun dip behind the field of golden hay is just as good as any ocean sunset…

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xo.

i met with Brad & Christy last fall, and from the very beginning, i could see the connection they had with one another. Over Chipotle, they told me how they met. They both worked at Macy’s one sumer,  and their friends would tease them that they were “a match made in Macy’s” They are a perfect match. Beautiful Christy with her sweet nature, and Brad with his infectious grin and obvious adoration for the love of his life. They dated for 9 months, and then Brad asked her father for her hand at a UC game.  On June 17th, God united them in a beautiful ceremony.  What a privilege to be there for it! Congratulations to the Powers, you guys are amazing!

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Brad surprised Christy with this little envelope necklace that carries a little note that says, “I love you”. He also added his own “note”.

how romantic is that? be still, my beating heart. he purchased it here.

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Christy looked like English royalty.

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Their first look was so touching. Brad was totally overwhelmed by his glorious bride. Tears of joy and amazement that he was this lucky.

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When you are a guest at a wedding, you are invited to witness a miracle.

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this has to be one of the hardest things a daddy ever does.

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Brad is a hero. he is a firefighter. i have a weakness for firefighters, because my Brett is one as well.

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the reception was full of love, laughter, and lots and lots of dancing.

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Cancer has touched both Brad & Christy’s families, and in lieu of thank yous, they made a donation to the American Cancer Society and passed out wristbands.

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love you, Brad & Christy! i know God has amazing things in store for you.

xx.

Venue: Nathanael Greene Lodge

Christy’s Gown: David’s Bridal

Veil: inherited from her grandmother

Brad’s Suit: President Tuxedo

Cake and Flowers: Petals N Glass

Caterer: Brown Dog Cafe

DJ: Hey Mr DJ

Necklace from Brad: paperfacestudio at Etsy