Tuesday, July 14, 2015

brittany & alex's engagement : louisville wedding photographer

fair warning. this might be an emotional post. no, scratch that. it WILL be. 

it's a story about my baby cousin brittany. she's been dating her love since highschool.
last month her boyfriend, alex, planned a surprise engagement party for her on her birthday.
her entire family was in on it, sort of.
the aunts aren't so great at keeping secrets so they were told it was a birthday party! ;)

now for the beautiful painful part. 
brittany's dad died in october. gary discovered he had cancer and a little over 4 weeks later 
it was clear that the treatments, unfortunately, couldn't help his type of cancer. 

alex was in the hospital room alone with gary, and asked for his blessing... 
gary told him he'd always had his blessing. 

it was beautiful. 

he got to fulfill a very important proud papa moment & it meant so much to brittany! 

well to all of us. gary's death has rocked us... left a gaping hole that's incredibly hard not to notice. 

so to have something as beautiful as brittany & alex's wedding on the horizon... 
well. it's comforting, exciting & brings a huge smile across your face. 

you are a class act alex. 
that had to be intimidating to ask your first tackle football coach
for his daughter's hand in marriage!
we are so lucky to have you as part of our family. 

here are a few of my favorites.
a slideshow is in the works so stay tuned!

brittany's grandpa didn't know it was an engagement party either,
but as we were practicing the signs he figured it out and was so excited! 

she's here!!!

h.a.p.p.y.... b.i.r.t.h...


& one other thing! 

several friends said they couldn't come in town for her birthday, 
so brittany had fun calling them all liars! 

alex's sister. soon to be brittany's sister!

gary & sandy's glasses from their wedding.

they got a practice round in. 


to celebrating life. 

to those that have been a part of it & the exciting things to come! 

congratulations brittany & alex!!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment