As Abbie walked down the aisle, she couldn’t help but laugh. A clear, jubilant tone. Wearing her grandmother’s opal ring she’d been promised all those years ago, Abbie was finally becoming Mrs. Montgomery, and I’m still brought to tears just thinking about it. I will never forget Abbie and Andrew. From the way they so casually snuggled when I first Skyped with them just seven months ago, to Abbie’s unendingly infectious laugh, I have admired everything about these two from the moment I met them. They are special, a rare blend unending maturity and joy. They contain such an inspiring, extreme devotion to one another, and when you’ve got two people like that, individuals that strive towards each other’s benefit, you can’t help but walk away changed. They love God, and the awesome ways they chose to intertwine him into their day were simply beautiful. In fact, above all else, I think this one feature alone is what drew me to them so strongly.
So thank you Abbie and Andrew. Thank you for showing me what it looks like to live in the joy of the Lord. Where life will never get “less complicated,” I have complete faith that you two will be able to sustain far into the future. I wish you many more pie dates (Abbie! Start a pie bakery!!!) and even more nights of simply being together. I have been praying for you all throughout your engagement, and I look forward to seeing how your relationship grows. You are a light on a hill my friends, and the only thing I regret is that I no longer have your wedding to look forward to. Stay devoted. Stay joyful. Keep loving.
Best bride/bridesmaid combo EVER!
I always wondered where Abbie got her never-ceasing joy… and then I met her dad, Chip.
“You know who’s the happiest by the number of teeth you have showing.”
How could the wedding be complete without pie?!?!
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Venue : The Barn at Oak Manor
Second Photographer : Taylor King
Planner : Flower Child Weddings
Florist : Lori Strange
DJ : Portable Soundz
Cake Decorator : Bolton’s Bakery
Makeup Artist : Emma Fuchs
Bridesmaid Dresses : RenzRags
Catering : Town and Country Restaurant