What a beautiful day for a wedding, and such a joy & privilege to see this couple exchange vows AND share their FIRST KISS EVER! Nathan and Amy are such a sweet couple, and I'm so happy to see them become husband & wife, as well as to see these two esteemed families be joined together. What a wonderful thing! Below you can see many moments from their wedding day, including their "first look" at her home that morning as well as the special detail of her mother's wedding gown lace incorporated in the bridal bouquets. (And if you want to see their first kiss and all those who witnessed it, read on!)
After their "first look" and sharing a moment together, Nathan & Amy joined the bridal party in a walk down the tree-lined lane to the open fields of wild flowers. So lovely!
Time to head to the church and get this wedding underway! The ceremony was held at the bride & groom's home church, the First Baptist Church of Oxford (in Oakland County, Michigan) and officiated by Senior Pastor Claude Wiggins. Isn't this sky amazing? What a day!
The bride & groom's parents joined them for a private time of prayer during the ceremony. What a moving moment- knowing that these two couples had dedicated their lives to their children, and dedicated their children to the Lord, and are now prayerfully supporting them as they join together in holy matrimony as they encourage them to keep God in the center of their marriage. Inspiring!
After an exchange of vows and rings, the highly anticipated moment had arrived. They specifically requested that I photograph their first kiss from the stage so they would have the moment captured to include the family & friends who were there to witness this event and celebrate with them!
Wedding guests joined the couple in the church Fellowship Hall for a dessert reception to celebrate their marriage! Including a beautiful cake, chocolate fountains, adorable paper flowers in navy, coral, pink, and grey, and speeches from the best man, maid of honor, and brother of the bride .
The bride & groom made a quick change and then their getaway! Walking on air (quite literally, it appears!) while their friends and family cheered them on and wished them well! Nathan & Amy, it's an honor to know you and so obvious that God made you for each other. Many blessings to you in your new life as one!
Photography: Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Ceremony: First Baptist Church of Oxford, Michigan
Bridal Gown: A'doraBella Bridal Boutique
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Engagement Ring: Jared® The Galleria of Jewelry
A note to friends & family: The images above have been compressed for the web and are not recommended for printing. If you would like copies of these photographs, or would like to view additional photos, please feel free to ask the couple for a link to their full online gallery from which you are able to order high-quality prints. All images are copyrighted material and cannot be used for commercial purposes without written consent by Awakened Light Photography. Thank you! ©2017 Awakened Light Photography, LLC
Nikki Schuler specializes in wedding photography and portraits and is the owner of Awakened Light Photography, LLC. She has traveled to over 40 countries using creative arts as a ministry and resides with her husband & 4 children in a cozy vintage farmhouse in Oxford, Michigan.