Crooked River Wedding | Liz + Brandon | By Anna

“The morning of the ‘big’ day, all I could think about was that this day we had been planning for so many years was right here before our eyes, in a few hours I would become a wife!”

“Overall I was nervous about the ceremony procedures I was to do… But not about whom i was waiting for and the covenant we were about to make- that part was easy!”

Liz + Brandon’s wedding day was one of joy, peace, and love. It was emotional and meaningful in a way that can’t be manufactured, and it was an absolute joy to be a part of.

“The most emotional part of the day for me was the moment I surprised my dad with his gift, I had a message embroidered on his tie. My dad and I share such a strong relationship, he has been my other half for my entire life, and we have only grown closer over the years. I knew this day was going to be super emotional for both us and I wanted the tears to be “private”. I explained that this was the last time any tears would be shed, the rest of the day was meant to filled with love, laughter and joy, and that’s exactly what happened! Precious moments spent with my dad before he would ‘give me away’ to the man that would be my husband!”

From those quiet moments making final preparations to a ceremony full of deep meaning and commitment, Liz + Brandon’s wedding day was just getting underway.

“The moment that sticks out to me the most was walking down the stairs holding my dads arm, laughing as I reminded him of his line “her mother and i” and seeing all of our friends and family who have supported us throughout our lives. Walking down the aisle, seeing Brandon with tears in his eyes made the moment so surreal. I am not an emotional person, but repeating our vows for the first time was a moment and feeling I will never forget! The ceremony was more than I could have hoped for, and had the day ended right there, surrounded by our friends and family and before God as witness to our lifelong commitment I would have been just as happy!”

Liz + Brandon, you two are a complete joy and so perfect for each other. Congratulations on your marriage!

Bride’s Dress: Pronovias  from Becker’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Toms | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Verragio | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groomsmen Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Preparation, Ceremony, + Reception Location: Crooked River Weddings | Hair Stylist: Katie Cairns | Florist: Omena Cut Flowers | Caterer: Pale Blue Smoking Co | Sweets: Baby Cakes Sweets and Treats | DJ: Rusch Entertainment | Officiant: Pastor Bryan Thompson | Invitations: CardsEtcetera on Etsy

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