Everyone knows the wedding day is all about the bride. Sorry guys, but if you’re getting married, and you didn’t figure that out yet, it’s a fact. Most guys just accept this fact and move on…knowing the day will be by and large for her, and doing their best not to upset their dear soon-to-be wives in the process. I don’t claim to know much about what guys think about weddings, as I’m not a guy. However, I do know that I have never ever seen or heard of a more attentivegroom than Ken. While I had met Amy first, I knew from the moment I met Ken that he was unique because he’d been excited for the day he’d get to become someone’s husband. And he couldn’t be more thrilled that that someone was going to be Amy. He may not have known right away when she showed up for a party at his house that she was the one, but Amy seemed to have an idea. Which is one of many many many examples of how these two compliment each other so perfectly.
I’m sorry Ken, and I hope you don’t mind that I am going to tell this story here…but it was pretty awesome for me to get to see this side of you. I got a call from Ken one random weeknight several weeks before their wedding. He was concerned because the room where Amy was to get ready didn’t have a mirror. I think he said something along the lines of, “When Amy gets ready that day, I want her to be able to see herself and how beautiful she looks. I want to get one of those big, freestanding mirrors, and I want to bring it home with us after the wedding so she can always remember.” I think I was holding back tears on the phone…because, wow. He had already put so much thought in making the day special for Amy. But that wasn’t the end of it. I said, “Yea, I can imagine you writing her a note and having some pictures of her taking it off the mirror and reading it.” He then said, “No, I’ve already got that taken care of. I’ve got a journal full of stuff that I’ve written for Amy, and I plan to have someone give it to her that day.” Ok, now I KNOW I was holding back tears. I told Ken how amazing I thought all his plans were, and he said, “Well, it is what it is, but this is what I want to accomplish for her.” Wow.
Ken did write a note on the mirror he ended up finding for her. I know Amy was trying to be brave in front of my camera as he read his words for her before she slipped into her beautiful dress.
After meeting all of Ken’s groomsmen, I learned what the term “southern gentleman” meant. Most of the guys traveled from far away places to stand next to Ken as he married his lovely Amy. Such a fun group!
Amy looked truly beautiful on her wedding day. Upon seeing her for the first time, Ken let out an audible “Wow” into his microphone…but I don’t think he remembered he had it on.
Nicole wasn’t able to come with me to this wedding, so my long time friend Janella was able to come along. She did an awesome job, and among other awesome shots (including the jumping groomsmen above), she snuck this one of Amy while we were getting ready to do some of their portraits. We stopped at the overlook on Mesa for some awesome shots with very pretty light. Poor Amy was freezing, but she was a champ!
I was absolutely ecstatic that Amy’s beautiful bouquet looked like it belonged on that overlook. Perfection.
Now, Amy wasn’t as outward about her love for Ken. But, she didn’t really have to be. She wears it all over her face when they are together.
Amy and Ken, you guys are so fun! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your awesome day.
Stay tuned for a couple of fun slideshows from Amy and Ken’s wedding!