Spencer & Stephanie | An Intimate Wedding Celebration
Coronavirus. A word that has really changed a lot of lives and has certainly turned the wedding world upside down. When Stephanie and Spencer were faced with the difficult decision to cancel their wedding, they decided that ultimately the only thing that mattered was getting married to each other… and so they proceeded in the most intimate and genuine way.
On Saturday, May 16th, Stephanie and Spencer vowed their lives to each other in the living room of their apartment — a place they’ve spent so much time building their life together. Their guests included two witnesses, one officiant and one photographer BUT amidst all the changes there was certainly still dancing, live music, toasts, and tears of joy. Tears that came from the purest form of love I’ve ever witnessed. In all honesty, I’ve never cried so much on a wedding day.
While I adore photographing elaborate tablescapes and an abundance of beautiful flowers, there is something so beautiful about documenting a wedding from the perspective of photo-journalism and focusing in on the organic moments that unfold throughout the day. In an industry that is filled to the brim with frills & fluff, Spencer and Stephanie stripped down their day to the only thing that matters: love.
If you take away anything from this blog post, I hope it’s that the unadulterated happiness in Stephanie’s face or the overwhelming emotion in Spencer’s heart didn’t come from something money could buy… it came from their decision to join their lives together, no matter the circumstances.
You are radiant, Steph!
A favorite from the day! <3
The people living below Stephanie & Spencer (strangers, not friends!) saw us taking photos outside and left a bottle of champagne at their door! So much good in the world.
This was the exact moment Stephanie & Spencer realized their friends & family had lined the street in their cars to drive by and say congratulations!