Rebecka and Andrew are officially married!
Their wedding was my first opportunity as a lone Wedding Photographer! I've assisted and 2nd shot a dozen, but there was nothing like taking the leap and leading one all on my own. I couldn't have been more honored, thrilled, excited, overcome with joy and happy tears, all warm and fuzzy inside, to share such a wonderful day with these two and their families.
Their wedding was beautiful, tear-jerking, and super special. Not only because the two of them finally got to become husband and wife in front of all of their loved ones, but also because of all of the special little things that happened behind the scenes.
First off, this wedding was filled with tons of hidden DIY easter eggs. Rebecka and her troupe of ladies not only created most of the decorations on their own, but she made their bouquets, her veil, the flower girl dresses, the special hangers written on for the bridesmaids. Rebecka (as an AMAZING hairdresser) even did all of the women's hair before finishing her own. Such beautiful little details that came out so beautiful. And Andrew had the coolest socks and pocket knives for his guys.
Another thing that made this day so spectacularly special was Kevin, Becka's dad. Not only did he share the sweetest First Look with his baby girl, where he wept (only a little), read her scripture to share wisdom about marriage, prayed with her, and exchanged a tight hug that I know Becka will never forget. I was nearly in tears. He also took aside time to share the same wisdom with Andrew, which I got to capture as I walked in on them on accident! These moments left my heart warm and eyes a little wet. There is nothing like those moments together.
I also loved that they had the perfect bridal party. Siblings and best friends made up this group, and they were so loving and supportive and also instantly welcomed me and made me feel like one of the crew as we spent the day together.
Their wedding went perfectly and the smiles on their faces never ceased. Please share in on congratulating these two amazing people on their marriage!
Location | Springfield, Missouri
Photographer | Laura Hocking Photography
Videographer | Easton Thelle
Bridal Gown | Gracies Bridal
Bridal Veil | DIY, Rebecka Hayes
Brides Hair | Amber
Bridesmaids/Flower Girls/Mother of the Bride's Hair | Rebecka Hayes
Bridesmaid Dresses | Rotita
Flower Girl Dresses | DIY, Rebecka Hayes
Bouquets | DIY, Rebecka Hayes
Wedding Venue | Crossway Baptist Church
Reception Venue | National Avenue Christian Church
DJ | Brittany
Caterer | Mrs. Thelma
Wedding Cake | Sam's Club
Cake Topper | DIY, Rebecka Hayes
Groom/Groomsmen Suits | JCPenney
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall!!!