January 8, 2014

{Real Wedding} Lindsay & Daniel

Jacob Willis + Christin Willis of We Heart Photography are back with another beautiful military wedding. If you missed Stephanie & Dave wedding click here.

From the bride, Lindsay: "When I think of our love story, the words that come to my mind are courage, joy, faith, trust, sorrow, and faithfulness. Courage defines the beginning of our relationship and the courage Daniel and I had to take a risk on one another just 15 months ago. 

Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to get married outside. When I dreamt about my wedding I would picture two things- getting married under oak trees and dancing under the stars and twinkle lights. Daniel and I love the outdoors and it seemed so “us” to get married outside, with mountains, blue skies, big trees, and gorgeous greenery. The first thing I did when I got engaged was call Jacob and Christin to see when they were available! I knew that I wanted them to photograph the day. I was lucky enough to mention to Christin that I wanted to get married outside in a rustic setting with mountains and a beautiful setting. Jacob and Christin suggested the Temecula Creek Inn and the moment my parents and I drove out there and saw the stone house venue, I knew it was perfect! A ceremony under a beautiful wooden arch with oak trees above? Perfect! A beautiful old stonehouse with outdoor reception? Perfect! A dance floor with twinkle lights? Perfect! And a sweet little bridge connecting the ceremony to the reception, perfect!  

I had so many favorite moments. Praying with my bridesmaids before the ceremony, walking down the aisle with my dad, reading my vows to Daniel, the sword arch, my first dance with Daniel, my crazy choreographed father daughter dance with my dad, cutting our cake with a sword, and dancing the night away with people I love most were all so amazing. But I would have to say my favorite moment was when Daniel and I read our vows to one another. We wrote our own vows and neither of us are short on words! When we were reading them, I forgot an audience was there. I was simply telling my best friend, my love, the man of my dream what he means to me, how thankful I am for him, and who I hope to be for him. 

In the entire wedding planning process and the day of my advice is this: savor, choose joy, choose gratitude, take pictures, say “thank you”, have fun, laugh, say “I love you”, remember you are special, unique, enough, and worthy, and look into the eyes of the man you love and remember the best thing you are getting out of the whole process is at the end of your wedding day, you are the wife to that wonderful man standing into front of you and you get to spend forever with him." 

What a heartfelt story! Thank you Lindsay for sharing and again to Jacob + Christin for capturing these breathtaking memories. 
Vendors: Coordinator: Dannah Christensen from Cafe I Do // Florist: Denise Wendorff at All Things Beautiful {dmwendorff@gmail.com} // Cake: Sweet Layers Cakes // Entertainment: Daniel Reyes, Special Event Entertainment // Hair/Make-up: Andrea Martin, Something Blue Stylists

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