We were newbies. Freshman in high school, just trying to make friends. Krista quickly became a lunch buddy, a confidant, then a sister. Spring breaks, birthday celebrations, and trips all over the world kept us close, so even when our paths diverged geographically, we never lost touch. Watching and growing alongside Krista has been such a joy and honor. The woman she is today makes me so proud to know her (and makes me cooler by association). But to watch her marry a man like Robert and see them completely sold out for one another? Stop it. It’s just been too good.
While working and pursuing her PhD with every ounce of excellence possible, this hard-working, driven, gorgeous girl started noticing a friend in a different way. Robert had been in and around her life for so long, but the timing had never quite been right. Well, until it was right. This man is amazing. He cares for people SO. WELL. He thinks before he speaks, is intentional with his time, and is the guy trying to anticipate your needs before you even know you have one! Not only is he so easy-going and fiercely loyal, but he’s also a blast to be around. Together, these two will be unstoppable. We all know it. They are so passionate about Christ and serving others, it’s exhausting to think of the possibilities in front of them. Oh. And they’re outrageously good looking, which basically makes everything else I said so much more annoying.
The wedding day was perfect. Krista readied upstairs in her parents’ home while Robert put himself together downstairs. Forecasts had called for thunderstorms all day, but what happened instead was a steady morning rain to give extra life and glow to the abundant flowers in the garden. When the skies parted just in time for the backyard ceremony, everything glistened with the remnants of God’s faithfulness. Her family, who I like to think of as my family, had put so much love and time and prayer into this day. It was intimate and meaningful. What more could you ask for?
K&R :: You knooooow how much we adore you. We’re also really hoping Operation “Get this couple in our lives 24/7″ pans out in the next year. We’re so excited for your big move and all the challenges and rewards that will come from it! Thank you for letting us share in something SO special. We will never forget being part of your beginning! Love you to the moon, you two!
Oh. He’s peering into your soul, too? Okay.
Krista glowing just minutes before seeing her groom!!
See this gorgeous wedding gown? Krista’s MAMA MADE IT from scratch! Stop it.
Effortlessly beautiful, this one.
Holding his wifey for the first time!
Strolling through town before a divine dinner.