Emily + Tim’s Magnolia Manor Wedding
“I thank God for you every day.”
– Tim to Emily
Tim’s was the first face Emily saw when she walked into the busy restaurant where she was meeting her sister and friends on Valentine’s Day in 2015. Like Emily, Tim felt the room fall away and nothing has shifted their gaze from each other since.
I met Emily while filming her sister Hayley’s wedding in December 2016. I was immediately struck by Emily’s beauty, but it is her enormous heart that steals the air from the room. I remember filming that day and being so impressed with Emily’s laughter, tears and joy for her sister despite the fact that she had lost her voice almost completely. That didn’t stop her from delivering one of the most beautiful MOH toasts I have ever heard. Little did I know that her boyfriend Tim, who was Also in the wedding party, was planning a surprise proposal at the end of the night. No wonder he was acting so shy!
Emily wanted her wedding to be green and lush with life and sunlight. They planned to hold their ceremony at Riverside Park but the hurricanes of the season did too much damage and they were soon on the hunt for another venue with only two months before the big day to find one. Well, the stars certainly aligned. As it turned out, Magnolia Manor (think green, lush, curtains of beautiful light… ie. Perfect) had their weekend open and the rest is history!
I can’t tell you how many times I cried during their day. As countless family and friends said throughout the day, the way they look at each other you can just feel the love they share. It wraps you up whenever you’re near it and you are able to truly see God’s love. I couldn’t be happier for these two, but I’m truly grateful and thankful for their friendship and trust in me to capture such a special time in their lives!
p.s. Future couples: If you’re wondering if you should write vows, watch this video. Yes. You definitely should!