As I round out my 5th year in wedding photography, I’ve come to realize that every couple I photograph has their own definition of love. Love is truly individualized, and is what we believe it is, yet it also holds a specific common standard.
Even though the overall goal of the definition is the constant respect and growth and understanding toward one another, every other tid-bit is tailor made toward your specific relationship.
Whether it is the small way he squeezes her hand or the full body hug after a long day at work.
It could even just boil down to a smile across the bed in the morning.
I mean truly a list could go on and on, but I know Angela + Jud, in particular, own their own spectacular, hit-the-ball-outta-the-park definition.
It is one that left happy tears streaming down my face as I drove home that evening. I am sure the tears came because I’ve known them for longer than I can remember – BUT also because they make every single human they meet feel truly cared for. The way they share space with one another and with the ones they love is a beautiful thing to witness, and I am HONORED to know them.
So their wedding?
Well it held soft touching moments and a whole heck of a lot of laughter, with one rambunctious bridal party (my favorite kind!).
We went back to the place where it all began, and Jud sent a “check the box” note to Angela about dating 🙂
They got to swing and climb up playsets and slide down slides.
They even dog piled on top of each other.
The entire day had hugs and tears and speeches that were definitely for the books.
The reception had smoke machines and 90’s Boy Band dancing.
It was a wedding that I can’t even describe in words (so thank god I’m a photographer right?)
Have a look below at some of my favorites and see what I mean!
You won’t regret it!! // xo riss
Jud + Angela’s Vendors:
Photographer: Marissa Decker Photography
Ceremony: St. Hilary Church
Bridal Portraits: Camp Christopher + Ray’s Pub
Reception Hall: Blue Heron Event Center
Florist: Every Blooming Thing
DJ: TKO Entertainment
Wedding Dress: The Dress Boutique
Alterations: JMK Designs
Bride’s Jewelry, Groom’s Shoes, & all ties: Macy’s
Bride’s Shoes: DSW
Hair: MC Hair
Groom’s Suit/Groomsmen Suits: Ticknors
All socks: TJ Maxx & Amazon
Bridesmaids + Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal
Jewelry: Charming Charlie
Ring Bearer Suit: Etsy