This wedding held a special place in my heart. I've known Dakota and Matt for almost three years now and when they got engaged and Dakota messaged me about capturing her wedding day, I couldn't say no.
When you see someone grow from a shy teenage into a young wife it really amazes you to see how they mature and how they grow.
Matt, Dakota, may God Bless you both with many years of laughter and love! Check out their wedding below!!
Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. -Khalil Gibran
Y'all wouldn't know this but the groom literally walked in on Dakota at the salon lol. Poor guy got yelled at by seven women and a door slammed in his face lol.
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
When it came time to get Dakota in her dress, everyone was having to take a moment to collect their emotions. Dakota on the other hand was just counting down to the final minute she would no longer be a Purdy.
And Pam...Pam was just was caught off guard lol
First looks are so amazing!! A wedding is a big day. You may be laid back, you may be freaking out, so when I offer a first looks, what ever you're feeling, it helps you relax. You're standing in front of your soul mate. You're fears are disappearing, your worries are no more, and you're just at peace. You're in a new state of love.
With a few moments left, I was able to get all the men together, capture some family lovings, and then it was already time for Dakota to walk down to Matt.
And let me explain something. Matt is a very strong, silent, man. He doesn't talk a lot, he'll do anything to make Dakota happy, but never show any emotion. So when Dakota first walked in and Matt started tearing up, that made me cry because this was the first time I seen him like that. It was beautiful!
Sometimes we don't always have the prettiest skies, so sometimes I have to work some extra magic ;)
Just saying but this cake was amazing!!!
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. -Barbara De Angelis