Kara & Jordan’s Michigan Wedding
Wow, again it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. Hopefully I really will have time to keep up with it one of these days. I absolutely must blog Kara and Jordan’s wedding though.
Kara and Jordan attend Bible college together in Cleveland, TN. They met here, fell in love, and decided to get married on June 6, 2009 in Cleveland, TN. When Kara went home to Michigan for the holidays and was showing her engagement photos to her father, who has Multiple Sclerosis, she decided that she couldn’t get married without her Dad at her wedding. The only problem being – her dad can no longer leave his home except via ambulance. So, Kara decided to move the wedding date up and move it to Michigan. I agreed to take the 1700 mile road trip to photograph her wedding there. I’m so glad that I did.
The drive was long but thankfully my dear friend, Andrea Waters, agreed to accompany me. I couldn’t have made it without her! When we arrived in Schoolcraft, Michigan we went straight to Kara’s parents house where we were warmly welcomed by her family and friends. We scoped out the house, worked on some wedding plans, then headed to the hotel for the night.
The wedding was on Sunday. It was chilly, but beautiful as Jordan and Kara were married in the living room of her parents house. The ceremony was small, intimate, and beautiful. I can’t begin to list all of the touching moments where I almost broke down in tears. A moment following the ceremony, when Jordan leaned over to Kara’s father and said, “Don’t worry Sir, I’ll take good care of her” – still brings tears to my eyes.
It was an amazing reminder to me, and hopefully will be to others – that amazing weddings aren’t all about the perfect venue, the perfect caterer, the perfect band… they’re about the people, the emotion, two lives coming together while surrounded by family and friends who love them.
Kara & Jordan’s wedding was beautiful, emotional, and unforgettable.I could literally post a hundred images here… but I’ve narrowed it down to a very small sneak peek in to their wedding day.
Big thanks to the wedding party for happily freezing for photos in the cold Michigan twilight. I also want to give a huge thanks to Zach King for helping hold my gigantic reflector on a very windy day.
Jordan & Kara: Thank you for allowing me to experience your wedding day with you, to capture the love you both share, and to get to know many of your family and friends. I wish you both all of the love and happiness in the world. I’ll see you at your reception in June, if not sooner!