On March 23rd Sara and Dustin celebrated their 6 month wedding anniversary!! To celebrate I wanted to share the story of the day that they pledged themselves to one another.
Sara and Dustin make sense together. When I first sat down to meet with them it was hard to imagine one without the other because they so fully lifted one another up and rounded the other out. They are self-described nerds and told me all about their dreams of a wedding at the Milwaukee Public Museum with Lord of the Rings-themed decor. I left our meeting being so excited to see how their vision would come together. Leading up to their wedding day Sara and Dustin reached out to share that they had to face tragedy together with the passing of Sara’s brother, Joel. Throughout this season they leaned on each other and in the hardship dug in deeper to their love for one another.
On their wedding day, Sara and Dustin’s vision came together perfectly! They had amazing weather for their intimate backyard wedding and their MPM reception was so creative and fun. Their ceremony was special because they come from two different faith backgrounds and they uniquely honored and shared traditions from each in order to promise their love to each other. At the reception, people danced and laughed and drank the most delicious custom cocktails and ate amazing food. From thoughtful poems and notes to presents and hugs, Sara and Dustin did so many special things to express their deep love for those they care about most. Their day was filled with laughter, tears, excitement, sadness, pain, and amazing joy. This is love. Their day was filled with so much love. I cannot express how much of an honor it was to capture these two and the way they choose people and one another.
Sara and Dustin, I am challenged by your love and the way you choose to prefer the other. My prayer for you guys is that you continue to change and shape the world around you with your unique hearts for deep and true relationship. Congratulations on your first 6 months of Marriage!