The Year of the Yearouts

The thing about David and Courtney (CC) is that no one that knows them had any doubt in their mind that they were meant to spend their lives together. The first time I met CC we were spending time with our mutual friend, Brandon, and she said to me, “I’m going to have you photograph my wedding.” My reply (looking slyly at her hand without a ring) was, “Okay! Are you engaged?” She replied with certainty, “Not yet, but David and I will be getting married!” Brandon smiled and nodded.
A little over a year after David proposed, the day was finally here: July 23, 2016–the day true love was officially bound between CC and David.

At every wedding, when I arrive, the first thing I do is photograph wedding details: rings, dress, veil, etc. I started the day by meeting David at his parent’s home to photograph his details first, and I found him and his groomsmen playing baseball (if you know David, this is not a shock).

When I arrived to take CC’s wedding details she looked absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t believe that she was almost ready (sans dress) an hour and a half early to meet her groom!

When they locked eyes on each other on their special day they were inseparable. Although they had been over 3,000 miles apart for the past 5 months their love was stronger than ever. He looked at her with eyes that said 'I’m never letting you out of my sight for the rest of our lives.’ Frank Sinatra said it best-

“Someday, when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Yes you’re lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight.”

They had a beautiful ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends, tossing grass seed into the air as they joined hands and walked down the aisle as husband and wife. There was nothing but positivity in the air–I heard stories of their lives fluttering all around, some of how they’ve been tied together from their first date forward.

The overwhelming consensus of the day was that the people that surrounded them were thrilled for them, their new journey together to Philadelphia, and this new chapter in their lives as husband and wife.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Yearout, I wish you all the best! Thank you for including me as part of your day!

Credits to some of those who made this day possible:
- Videography: Ferguson Films
- Invitations: Kyra Phelps Design
- Flowers: Briar and Bloom
- Makeup: Canvas by Marianne
- DJ: Complete Music
- Rentals: Event Rents
- Officiant Tracy Batterton
- The parents, families and close friends of the bride and groom- you all helped put together a wonderful event!