Los Olivos, California golden sunset elopement session with Spell Bride Kate Nelle and photographer Chard Photo. Kate Nelle is wearing the white Spell Amelia gown, and husband is in a blue Suit Supply jacket
Life,  Love,  Travel

Our California Elopement!

Will made me the happiest girl on July 20th, when we exchanged vows and said I do under the Californian sun! We eloped, just the two of us, to Santa Barbara, and it was absolutely perfect. Neither one of us wanted to fuss with a wedding or deal with the stress, planning, or expenses…that come along with it! We were simply excited to join our lives together and lay the foundation for our future and for our family.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13

This Bible verse defines my husband.

Walking in fields of gold. Los Olivos, California elopement sunset session with Spell Bride Kate Nelle and photographer Chard Photo. Kate Nelle is wearing the white Spell Amelia gown, and husband is in a blue Suit Supply jacket

 

Why He’s the ONE

I love Will for so many things. He is such an incredible guy, and I feel so lucky he chose me to be his wife. Since our very first date, Will has always been a gentleman to me. From his words, to his actions, and to never failing to open a door for me, he always treats me with the utmost respect.

Will is the epitome of kindness. You can see it in it’s most simple forms….just watch the way he tends to our house plants, cares for our dogs, and treats strangers. He’s never once raised his voice or said a single unkind word to me. He surpasses what it means to be a man these days. Strong, loyal, convicted, trustworthy and true. He loves me for all I am, and all I am not. (Although, there is probably nothing he would say he doesn’t love about me.) Will encourages and supports me in all of my endeavors. And every single day, he puts me before himself. I know he would cross an ocean for me, if I asked.

Will makes me laugh all of the time with his sharp wit. And and he tells me I’m beautiful even when I haven’t brushed my hair or teeth, or dressed myself for the day. He’s pulled me through some of my hardest times and has given me some of my very best. He taught me how to love again, and more importantly, taught me how to love myself. I know I’ve walked through hell and back again to only find the man I was always meant to be with. My truest, purest, most sacred love.

Love After Loss

A couple of years ago, I had lost all faith in love. When I think back to the hurt girl I was…I fast forward to today. No matter our trials or our pain, His arms are always around us. So if you’re feeling down, remember life is full of surprises, and I’m almost sure that a year from now, probably less, you’ll be living something you never thought would happen. 💕 Thank you to all who have been with me on my journey and who have loved and supported me through every step of the way. I love you guys.

More pics from the insanely talented Chard Photo to come!

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