I remember their wedding reception as if it was yesterday. In other words, everyone was gathered in the reception room at Springside Barn, where it was honestly one of the first times during a wedding that I actually was tearing up behind the camera. But let me back up for a minute.
Above all, BJ + Taylor are both amazing people, truly. I love the way they can banter with each other one minute and be lovey-dovey the next. Another thing about them? They’re so patient, so trusting, and have the deepest love for their family.
They had the sweetest first dance so after that BJ was handed a phone that had a letter that was typed for Taylor, from her brother that is currently serving overseas. He wished so badly that he could’ve been there on the wedding day to see his beautiful sister as a bride and to celebrate with her on the dance floor.
However, another touching moment from their reception was that BJ’s mother had passed away 5 years ago and so he wanted to honor his mother’s memory with a mother/son dance by sharing the dance with one of the guests that was like a second mother to him. They shared a tearful dance as his mother’s favorite song was played over the speakers in the background. I remember through my blurred eyes, looking around the room and seeing the emotion of the loss of a dear loved one that did not go unnoticed. It was as if you could’ve heard a pin hit the floor. It truly was a night that I forget!
In conclusion, BJ + Taylor, thank you for choosing me, trusting me and welcoming me into this journey with you two! It’s truly been an amazing time getting to work together and getting to know you better! While I’m sad our time is coming to a close, I am super happy and excited for you two that you’re officially husband and wife!! Enjoy!
Photographer: Kelsey Renee Photography
Second shooter: Alyssa Bunton
Venue: Spring Side Barn
Florist: Divine Florals
Caterer: Yoders Catering
Bridal Gown: Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom/groomsmen attire: Mens Warehouse
Hair + Make up: Beautifully Made
Videographer: Portable Sounds
Dj: Gareth Yoder
Rentals: Lindsay Martin with Caroline’s Rentals & More