April 7, 2021
This day was long awaited for. After rescheduling because of Covid, Emily and Andrew finally had their DREAM fairytale wedding at The Ashley Inn in Lancaster, Kentucky. It was a perfect Spring day. The sun was shining, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I remember watching Emily and Andrew together for the first time in Montana (her best friend) and Michaels wedding back in 2018. They were dancing at the reception, and even then, I could tell they had that kind of cosmic love that we all dream about. Something I loved about their plans, is that they opted out of having a bridal party. That way, the day was more focused on them and their love for each other. Emily still got ready alongside the best women in her life, and Andrew’s best friend fixed his tie. Their people, Josh and Montana even walked their dogs, Kane and Sabel down the aisle during the ceremony. I remember Emily telling me that she was most excited to see Andrews face when he saw her the first time that day, as she walked down the aisle. That moment was so magical. You could feel the love he had for this amazing, strong, beautiful woman as she gracefully walked herself down the aisle. I absolutely adored that Montana’s (Emily’s best friend) father was the officiant of their ceremony, this made it so much more intimate and special. As well as when Emily shared her father/daughter dance with him too. *Cue the tears!*
Their handwritten vows were so beautiful and so loving. I could barely keep it together behind the camera. But then, at the reception, Montana gave the toast about how Andrew wants to protect Emily the same way she has since second grade. That’s when the tears REALLY made their appearance. They shared not one but two choreographed dances and did so flawlessly. They danced, laughed, drank, shed a few tears here and there, and close to the end of the night, we walked down with them to the pond and made some magical sunset portraits happen. Can I just say that both of them, look like they are straight out of a bridal magazine??? I love Emily sooooo much, I am so honored to be not only her wedding photographer, but FRIEND. She has been there for me at my darkest, so I am happy I got to be there for her during one of the best days of her life.
Emily + Andrew, CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO BEAUTIFUL, DESERVING SOULS!!!!!!
I wish you a lifetime of happiness.
p.s. special thanks to our associate photographers for capturing all the best moments alongside me ALL day long. Mark and Haley, you the real MVPS!