The last time we had seen Ari, us girls had played wedding. Ari was the bride, we were her bridesmaids, and we processed around the backyard and the house in our trailing thrift store gowns and high heels. And then we were back, years later, for the real thing. Tomm and Ari are such a wonderful couple – they love each other so much, and their relationship is so beautiful because Jesus is the center of it. Even though it was the first time we had met Tomm, it was obvious to all of us how wonderful they are together, how they are the best friends and how very much in love they are. They met six years ago at the community college they both attended, and the story of their friendship is one that testifies to the faithfulness of God. He brought them through so much, both together and apart, and it was all for good.
So that was the big reason why we went up to MN in April – to be at their wedding. And it was beautiful and wonderful and happy from start to finish. There was talking and laughing and lots of smiling from the early morning even until the happy couple had already driven off! I was able to help out and take some photos, and it was such a pleasure to be able to capture some of the moments from the day. Tomm and Ari, you were an amazing bride and groom, and are such a wonderful couple. May the Lord bless your marriage! I love you guys.