Shortly after I arrived at North County Christ the King in Lynden, Judy opened a medium-sized box from Bob and saw a beautiful pearl necklace! A completely unexpected gift on this, their wedding day. I could see Judy’s nerves and Bob’s excitement as he placed the beautiful strands around her neck. In the rush of preparing for the day, they forgot the rings, so Bob ran back to get them and I got to talk with Judy a bit before the ceremony began. She and Bob have known each other a long, long time. Judy has been popping in and out of Bob’s life for years. First as neighbors (did I get this right, guys?), then Judy stepped in as a caregiver for one of Bob’s family members, and then a few years later a caregiver for Bob himself. God wove their love story gradually, over time, and now they are finally together, able to experience life side by side. As I photographed their ceremony, I couldn’t help but share in their joy. Afterward, the two of them told me what they are looking forward to the most in their marriage is waking up next to one another each morning. God has blessed them richly with one another and I just know their marriage will bring about even more blessing.
It was truly an honor to witness and document your vows, Bob & Judy! Thank you for sharing your love story with me.