Regardless of any other part of weddings that are more glamorous…the dress…the flowers…the decorations…the pomp and circumstance…the beauty, the aspect of weddings that always capture our hearts more than any other is family. This was a wedding where the love and joy of family was palpable. Miriam has two little ones, Lily and Liam, and Roger was marrying into this lovely craziness. There is a special place in our hearts for any groom who is marrying into an existing family and treating the kids with the love and care of a true father, and this is Roger to the letter. It was obvious to everyone how much the kids are attached to him and how much he loves them back. Lilly and Liam were such wonderful kids and wow did they love their mom. You could see it with how they watched her and leaned on her and pulled on her…not in that tiring overly needy way (anyone who is a parent knows what I am talking about), but in a way that just said “I want to be with you.” And Miriam was so loving back to them and helping them to be involved and listening to them when needed to talk to her. As parents ourselves, we loved every moment of it all. My (Joel) personal favorite moments were watching Liam pick up the train of Miriam’s dress to follow behind her and when Lily put on her mom’s shoes to go dancing in them. Priceless.
The wedding was at the Barn at New Leaf in Lawrenceville, IL near the Indiana border, and we spent the entire day within the same 500-feet radius or so. Rather than going far away for photos, we kept it simple all within one block of the barn. Plus, as many of us know, this “spring” has been a bit on the warm side…so keeping close to the air conditioning has been generally encouraged by our wedding parties. Here are some of our favorites from the day. Huge congrats to you four! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day!
P.S. Thanks to Garrette and Amber from Eyenamics for being an amazing video crew to work with!
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