I Do: Part 2 {Before The Ceremony}

This is post 2 for today, be sure to head back a post for I Do: Part 2 {Worship} so you can read them in order! 🙂 

May 25th, 2o12 dawned bright and HOT, but that didn’t stop us from being nearly giddy with the anticipation of our special ceremony, to take place at 7pm that very night.

  My friend and hair dresser, Kelli came out to do the girls’ hair.  What a blessing to not have to load up and go into town!  She always does an AMAZING job, and this time was no exception!




 The couple that let us use their amaaaazing barn, also allowed us to use their guest house to get dressed.  The kids and my mom hung out there in the AC during our pre-ceremony pics.


A close friend of the family, Whitney, of Whitney Hamilton Photography, captured our special day from start to finish.  You can see more of her work here, on her website.  She does an incredible job and I knew I could trust her to photograph even the smallest details of the day.


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Moments before the ceremony, nerves at an all time high, Dale grabs me for prayer time, asking God to smooth the path before us and allow everything to go as planned.


 And Whitney, being the kind of photographer she is, saw it and captured it all, unbeknownst to Dale and I.  AWESOME.

And so begins, our I Do: Part 2 Vow Renewal Ceremony……


But I’ll tell you about that, tomorrow!



12 thoughts on “I Do: Part 2 {Before The Ceremony}

  1. I don’t know how anyone could view those gorgeous gorgeous photos and not smile from ear to ear the whole way through. Absolutely precious & priceless! IN.CRED.IBLE! hardly begins to express how awesome these are. The Spirit of the Lord was obviously present and what could be better than that???? Thanks a million for sharing your special day in photos. And what a barn huh???? WOWZERS!!!

  2. The photographer did an AMAZING job!! All the moments, planned and surprised, are captured just perfectly. Your children are so beautiful-kudos to their mom and dad!-and Tonya, you were such a gorgeous bride!! It was a day you and Dale will always have to remember-so special. The photos actually ooze love!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Thank you for sharing this with us! I feel like I was there! You all look so beautiful/handsome. But my favorite picture, the one that brought me to tears, is the one with you all praying together. Wow! Praise God!

  4. So beautiful! All of your pictures are so well done. I just love looking at them.:) I esp. love that she got you and Dale praying together. That is such a precious thing to have. I love how the kids are all around you too. Just Amazing!!
    Oh, My! That guest house it just AMAZING! Can I just move into it PLEASE! I love it. Wow! I can’t just imagin what thier house looks like.:)

  5. Every single shot, smile, outfit the barn and guest house was perfect you can just feel the love from that day!
    The icing on the cake( so to speak) was the shot of you and Dale praying together what a natural capture for your family !

  6. Tonya, you have great style, I love your dress and the adorable shoes with the bows at the back. And all your childrens’ clothes-so fabulous! You are such a beautiful family. I have to say, while I love all the photos, the one of you praying and your children holding onto you both was so touching.

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