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FOLLOW ALONG

The sun was shining bright, and spirits were amped for Cinco de Mayo. After all, this was a very special occasion for David and Lindsay! They met on that very day years ago, so naturally, their wedding theme was, “It All Started with a Margarita!” :) We all gathered at the BEAUTIFUL Excellence El Carmen in…

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I remember sitting in my office with Brittany talking about her wedding day like it was yesterday! Did Saturday really happen?! Although, I guess Lee has a scar of proof that Saturday did indeed happen! He was such a trooper after a horse accident that occurred earlier that day. I’m glad he’s okay and was able…

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When I look through these photographs, I see happiness and love! Eric looks at Tracy and she immediately gushes. :) I met Tracy last summer and I’m so glad our paths crossed! Last week was my first time meeting Eric, and they had warned me that they weren’t “photo people.” I told them I wanted to…

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  • CJ Reid

    Terrific photos … fun to add the pups in as well.

Gosh, I’m so overwhelmed by the support I received over the past couple of weeks, especially after the most recent blog post! My heart behind that post was to connect with those who are familiar with heartache and that there is HOPE. <3 I have had so many reach out to me, and I thank…

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  • Cyndi Messick

     Thank you for an amazing day on Friday! It was so much fun, and the best part was spending the day with family and wonderful friends! 

I didn’t think I was going to share this on my blog, but I built up the courage to press “publish” because I know there are others who can relate and can appreciate honesty/vulnerability. I was worried by sharing these words today that it might show that I’m “weak,” but I also realized that by sharing…

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  • LOVE YOU, sweet girl!!!! Proud of you for trusting in the Lord to satisfy your heart!!!! 

  • Heather Chesky

    Amen!!! Love what you share! Giving your virtual hugs, high fives and prayers 💕

  • Ahh! Thanks for being so vulnerable! I know that’s tough, but God will continue to use your story to help others! You are such a beautiful light!! xoxo

  • Alyssa Helmick

    I love you girl! I can’t wait for our road trip next week! I am
    So proud of you! Your LOVE is so beautiful kind and special! ❤️

  • […] I’m so overwhelmed by the support I received over the past couple of weeks, especially after the most recent blog post! My heart behind that post was to connect with those who are familiar with heartache and that there […]

  • caroline

    hindsight is tough to not dwell on.  we always see things later and think “wow, why did it take so long?” …   I think the toughest lesson is knowing that you don’t NEED someone else to make you happy.  so you’re already doing better then most, cause you recognize that, so ‘just keep swimming.’  also, I have found that putting yourself out there, is better then locking it away…  with age comes wisdom right?  being vulnerable isn’t weakness, it’s strength.   it takes strength to know when you need help or guidance, or just an ear to listen.   sending love your way <3

Ah! Kevin and Catherine are MARRIED!!! I couldn’t be more happy for these two. They have been together since HIGH SCHOOL, so this celebration was anticipated. :) I have enjoyed this journey with them and cannot believe their wedding day is done! At least they will have these memories to always remember the day. <3…

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  • Scarlet

    Wow! The red plus yellow looks so amazing! Catherine was one of my favorite swim team kids so this is so lovely to see:) Beautiful work, Stephanie! 

  • Basically a dream wedding! Thanks.