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I am light years behind in blogging and I honestly might never catch up but I absolutely needed to share Leah and Ryan’s fabulous wedding from this Summer! This wedding was extra special for me. I grew up with Leah. We went to school together, went to church together, we developed our love for photography together, and I had classes with her and her oldest brother Ross.
When I arrived everyone was hanging out at Leah’s childhood home. Leah was getting ready with her mom in her parent’s bedroom. Ryan and the guys were hanging around the kitchen table laughing and telling stories.
Throughout the day you heard story after story about how Leah had dreamed of having her wedding in her parent’s backyard. And that’s exactly what she and Ryan did!
From start to finish Leah and Ryan’s day was perfectly them in every way. The flowers were designed and largely put together by Leah herself. She works part-time at a local floral shop and her talent and artistic I certainly showed that day.
The ceremony took place on the other side of Leah’s brother’s memorial garden right next to a row of beautiful trees. Leah (a photographer herself) planned this perfectly with the light of the day and it was absolutely breathtaking. It was important for her to have her brother be a part of the ceremony so she placed his wheelchair along with his photo at the front where the groomsmen would stand.
Butterflies surrounded us the entire day and they even followed Leah as her father walked her down the aisle. Everyone agreed that her brother Ross had been there with us that day.
The reception was filled with as much meaning and attention to detail as the rest of the day. Anyone that knows Leah knows that she is a dancer. She has been her entire life and continues to teach dance classes to this day. So I don’t think anyone was surprised when her and Ryan’s first dance was choreographed by her. Centerpieces she created filled the tables, and their favorite desserts were available for everyone to enjoy.