I've known Emily since I was in the 6th grade; she's one of those people whose every action is genuine all the way to the core - you want to be friends with her. Her character matches her stunning beauty and she has a great little giggle that wrinkles up her nose. When I heard she was engaged I could only imagine the caliber of man that managed to win her sweet, sweet heart. The couple was married  on Emily's family farm in Tennessee. Their Friday night rehearsal dinner was intimate and relaxed; the wedding party and family enjoyed BBQ and bottled Coca Cola's by the pond as the sun set and last minute wedding details were discussed.

Not surprisingly, Nate surpassed all my expectations -- his time spent making sure everyone was comfortable and introduced, while constantly loving on his fiance. The ceremony revealed even more of his tender spirit as he was overcome with the joy and beauty of taking his beautiful bride for his own. It was obvious that Nate and Emily had each waited for this day for a long time and so truly cherished every moment.

It's hard for a backyard wedding not to intimate, but Nate and Emily's God-centered ceremony introduced a whole new personal and uplifting environment shared by family and their closest friends. You can pretty much count on my tearing up at least once during a wedding ceremony, but theirs is the first wedding which induced watery eyes while editing. That's how moving their emotion was.

Thank you for allowing me to share in your wonderful day, Nate & Emily. Here's to years of rich happiness and blessing as your family continues to grow!