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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Santa Rosa Wedding | Melody & Peter

The forecast was rain, rain, and more rain. I prayed that God would stop the rain here and there so that we could get some outside shoots. He did more than give us a reprieve, there wasn't a single drop of rain all day, and the sun even peeked out here and there--a perfect day for a wedding.

Peter and Melody met at a weekly Bible study. Over time Peter was captivated by her "gorgeous eyes and cute teeth." He also admired her sweet and gentle spirit and willingness to help those around her. Peter began going to Melody's church and secretly invited close friends of his to begin praying with him about pursuing her. Melody, on the other hand, thought of him as a good friend and was surprised when he approached her dad about her. It didn't take long, though, for Peter to win her heart. On Melody's birthday, Peter bent down on one knee in the middle of the ice rink and asked for her hand in marriage. As Alison Krauss sang "When You Say Nothing At All" in the background, Melody spoke and said "yes." The rest is history.



The heart locket necklace was given to Melody by her father and in turn, she trusted him to safely keep the key until the time was right.


Can you believe that Melody designed and sewed her own dress? So beautiful!





Melody is also a floral designer and arranged all the flowers for the entire wedding. Her bouquet is one of my favorites!










The guys being...guys and playing "football" with Melody's bouquet.



Peter now holds the key to Melody's heart in symbol and in truth.







Love this one!


To see more of their wedding, click here for the slideshow!

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15 comments:

Jordan Boesch said...

Beautiful, Lydia! I'm not sure why, but my favorite is of Peter and his groomsmen, where he's standing in front of them. Great shots!

Catie Ronquillo said...

Awesome job! :) Those cupcakes look delicious!

Michaela said...

Beautiful! I love all of the shots you took!

Noelle said...

Awww I know some of the people in this wedding! Didn't expect to see them when I went to this link. Wow, those are some awesome shots!

Lydia said...

Is this a Noelle I know? I can't see your profile. :-(

Carreen said...

Beautiful pictures, Lydia! I especially like the ones of Peter and Melody hugging, and the one of Naomi in front of all the bridesmaids.

rachel said...

funny, I just wrote out the lyrics of "when you say nothing at all" for my husband's valentine's card. :-)

her flowers were gorgeous... I think the cutest arrangements I've ever seen. especially topping off the cupcakes!

nice shots, the cloudy ambiance only added to them.

I told you it wouldn't rain :) said...

Wow, these are really pretty! Of course. Duh. I love the intensity of the flowers with the purple. And the field did work out just fine..... :)

Mark Brooke Photographers said...

I love all the detail shots! wow

Laura Lynne Photography said...

Beautiful job Lydia! Love those detail ones too.. :)

kristen - k. holly photography said...

So pretty!! I LOVE the rings on the cupcake! Gorgeous images!

Jen Stewart said...

Beautiful photos Lydia! That last one especially stood out to me. Such a quite personal moment you seemed to capture. I love it!

Robert J. Trenske said...

These are really great Lydia, you have such a great eye, nice job!

Anna Page Photography said...

What a lovely wedding. Great job! I especially love all the detail shots.

Affi said...

Lovely photos. The cupcakes look so yum!