Sadie + Ryan became one this past week in Gainesville Florida at St. Augustine Catholic Church and it was breathtaking! Their love story began here a few years ago all because of a mission trip hosted by the Student Center of St. Augustine. God works in wonderful ways! Soooo, what better place to exchange their vows than the place it all came to be.
Sadie got ready in the gorgeous library of the Student center with her beautiful mother and two bridesmaids.
At the same time Ryan got ready with 2 of his groomsmen at the library inside the church. And through it all prayer echoed in every second. This was the moment both of them had been preparing for, for an entire year. Two souls devoted to Christ becoming one for the glory of God’s kingdom. Be still our hearts!
Before their wedding mass Sadie + Ryan took time for an intentional First Prayer together. Excitement, nervousness and the beautiful presence of the Holy Spirit could be felt in every breeze, each corner and within every moment. Perfection!
There was no peeking during the first prayer, Ryan wanted to see his gorgeous bride walking down the aisle for the first time. LOVE!!
Following their grace filled Wedding Mass immediate family + their incredible wedding party all walked over to the Gainesville Campus for some stunning photos! Talk about chemistry, there was so much love within this amazing group of people. Laughter, stories, inside jokes and pure love encompassed each photo, each moment and every memory.
Covid may have cut their numbers from 110 guest to 40 but it did not stop the memories and love. If anything, it made the memories that more memorable, that more intimate, that more personal and that more unforgettable. Covid did not win love did.
Following immediate family photos + bridal photos we then snuck Sadie + Ryan away for some divine romantic photos (our favorite time!).
Just a we finished up Sadie changed into a lovely reception dress before heading off with Ryan to an intimate dinner with their family + bridal party.
Dear Sadie + Ryan,
Thank you for choosing us to document the start to what is sure to be a beyond beautiful love story. Spending the day with you both and your amazing family + friends was inspiring and so good for our hearts. The love of Christ could be felt and seen so well with in your community. May God bless every moment and every step of your journey. And may your faith carry you both through all life has waiting for you!
Blessings and Much Love,