What started as a Kansas wedding in July turned into a May wedding in Texas all because of a tree.
Sounds crazy, right? Well some might say the story God writes for us is just that. C R A Z Y.
Calyssa and Charlie have one such story that is covered with the handprints of God intertwined with twists and turns that only happen when two people follow His way obediently. From a happenstance meeting on the property where they wed to being a world away from one another during Calyssa's time in Australia, these two have a love that has already experience a lot yet grow only deeper roots in their love of the Lord.
A year ago to the day of C & C's wedding, Calyssa became my step-sister as our parents said "I do" under the powerful and looming expanse of Mount Hood in Oregon. Charlie was there as well and it was so awesome to be standing under their vast and amazing wedding tree watching them take their own vows.
From the mission setting of Mercy Ships that hosted much of the getting ready time, the ceremony under the wedding tree that Charlie had run by day after day growing up and the intimate reception space that allowed everyone to break bread and laugh together, May 31st, 2014 was a simply perfect day for these two. I tried not to miss a detail because there were amazing things happening all around. I hope these images help relive the day for those who were there and tell the story for those who weren't!
Thank you for trusting me with your day you two! So glad I get to keep you as family forever :) in His love, Laura