Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cherish's Shower

Last weekend I had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for my dear friend Cherish. She's getting ready to marry Isaac, and they have an adorable story. If you want to read the whole thing, click here, but I'll give you my side of the story.
Nail Polish Favors
I met Cherish through her brother, Bryce. My friend Melanie and I took guitar lessons from him a few years ago, and I mentioned that I needed a second shooter for a wedding I had coming up. He said his sister was into photography, so I met her for coffee, and we ended up shooting dozens of weddings together.

I actually got to use my real silver! I love occasions when I get to pull out my silver. It makes me feel civilized.
Our second summer of shooting weddings, a boy named Isaac started to tag along. I got to know him because we spent a lot of time driving to many weddings. We would sing, dance, and talk the time away. He was a good guy through and through, and I must say that I always had a feeling this day would come. ;)

Wild flowers, photography, and vintage - it pretty much sums up Cherish.
Cherish and Isaac became very close friends over the course of the year, and then through a series of God-timed events they were apart for a summer. That same summer Cherish, Katie Jo, Mary Margaret, Ben and I went to Colorado on an epic road trip. It just so happened that Isaac was in Colorado too. A few weeks later they just so happened to end up in Texas together. And that was the beginning of Cherish+Isaac.

I got a new lamp! caused me to paint a wall blue, but that's another post.
The weekend after returning from Texas, Cherish and I had a wedding to shoot. All throughout the day I kept getting little snippets of information about what had happened. That day, Isaac talked to Cherish's dad about the relationship and his plans for their future. Cherish was literally glowing and she filled me in on the details. I'll never forget it.
That's Corrie. She's the master mind behind the shower.
One of my favorite things about that day was talking to Cherish about what she should call Isaac to others. She wasn't a huge fan of the term boyfriend, so I had plenty of ideas for her. I really wish I had written them down because all I can remember about the conversation now is that we were laughing hysterically on the way home.

Opening gifts!
When Cherish called to tell me she was engaged, I was ecstatic. Like I said, I always had a feeling that this day would come. And I can't wait for the actual day when she gets to become a Mrs. I promise you, Internet, she is going to be a radiant bride. Just wait and see.

The scrapbook Cherish made Isaac
Please note: I did not plan the shower. That was done by 3 of Cherish's close friends: Corrie, Katie Jo, and Katie. All adorable girls full of life and fun. They ironed out all the details, brought all kinds of yummy food, and did a lovely job of throwing Cherish's first shower. All I had to do is get my house clean and steal some cake plates from gma.

Everyone gathered around to celebrate
I could write for days about how much I love this girl. She has so much joy and love. Happiness just radiates from her in her easy laugh and bright eyes. She loves the Lord and people so much, and I am so grateful that I have gotten to witness this relationship almost from day one.

Cherish and her girls
It was such a joy to host her shower, and I can't wait to share photos from her wedding day with you all!

1 comment:

  1. What fun to see these pics. They definitely captured the day. Your house was so pleasant and inviting, warm and reflected your heart and creativity. I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you. Thanks for your hospitality.



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