June 29th, 2011
This was such a beautiful wedding to be a part of. The weather was absolutely perfect. Most likely a top ten day for this summer. Kristina and John are an amazing couple that you should definitely get the chance to meet. Kristina told me how she had prayed for a husband that shared her beliefs and passions. After hearing their story and the stories from their bridal party, I am in awe even more of how right they are for each other. They have a beautiful relationship that they just started weaving together and I’m sure it will continue on for many years.
The entire day was full of excitement that started as Kristina’s friends waited for her to arrive from the hair salon.
Their first look was so much fun to witness and capture with our cameras. My friend and fellow photographer Angie Gottsch was there and we got both of their reactions. I love that excitement in their eyes!
St. Cecilia’s Cathedral has many special meanings for this couple. One of them being that John proposed to Kristina there. We went back to the spot on the wedding day and John gladly got down on one knee again for his girl.
Kristina and John put a lot of time and thought into the details of the day. The reception had a travel theme based on all the wonderful places they have traveled together and are planning on going including Hawaii for their honeymoon. In fact, John has traveled to all of the states except Hawaii so once their honeymoon is completed he will have visited all 50 states.
There’s one more reason why I care so deeply for this couple. Kristina is my doctor and saw me through a healthy pregnancy and delivered baby girl London in February. She is a blessing on so many levels! I will always remember hearing her tell me my baby had a bunch of hair from behind the C-section drape. She was the first person to hold and connect with my daughter and that’s an amazing thing. I can’t believe she gets to do it on a daily basis for other new mommies. So we had to ask Daddy to run London down to the reception so she could get a picture with the Doctor that delivered her. As you can see below she cares for Kristina as much as I do.
The groom’s cake was something special Kristina had arranged for Jones Bros. Cupcakes to make for John. It showcased the Creighton Bluejays, the United States, and John’s little white truck that he used to visit all those states.
Kristina and John, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to document your wedding day. You are special to me for so many reasons. Your love for your friends, family, and most of all each other is very inspiring. I’m excited to see you bloom together as a married couple. (I also can’t wait for you to have a baby or two!)
To see a slideshow showcasing Kristina and John’s wedding please click here.