Oh what a difference 24 hours can make . If you would of told me last Friday that I'd be photographing a surprise wedding at a Barn Dance on Saturday , I would of said, " Yay, right!"
First of all, have you ever heard of a surprise wedding ???? Nope , didn't think so. Surprise Proposals , sure , but not weddings !
Okay , it actually happened and I was told for absolute certain that there was going to be a wedding at about 9:30 the night before , but that no one must know! I was sitting at Taco Mac with my husband when in came a text from the Bride , Terry , who just found out . EEEEEEEEEEEE eeeeeeeeee! I exclaimed right there in that restaurant . And so, the story begins.....
These dear friends of mine have been engaged for a very looooooong time . They have become like family to us and are always there when needed. They are a fun, energetic , and passionate couple. Ten years of them being together , actually, it's eleven years, with eight of those years engaged ! It just seemed like .....it was about time ! Everyone wondered when it would happen but after so long we kind of thought that was the way it was going to be, until now.
Who would think up such a thing ? Tye would . Tye thought it'd be something no one would expect to get married at the 16th annual Wallace Barn Dance. Terry of course was ecstatic beyond belief and if you know her you can imagine! The barn dance is held every year in one of the coolest, old weathered barns Ive seen. Its a a fun time where family & friends gather for potluck style homecooked food and then are entertained with folk & bluegrass style music . But , this particular night was a first for a wedding !
It was a blast ! Tye and Terry were so excited and happy to finally be getting married. They disappeared during the show to get ready . We hid out on the edge of a field in complete darkness taking pictures until the final act would be announced . Then we moved to the smoke house where we were surprised to find Elvis getting ready ! We knew it was close to time as the fiddle player played his music and it was time for Tye and Terry to say their vows In front of the unknowing family and guests . What a story they will always have . A story to share and that's what its all about !
Here, is where it all began, but remember SHHHHHH, NO ONE CAN KNOW ......
You both deserve so much happiness! Love you both & Thank you so much for allowing me and my family to be a part of your big special day for the 24 hour ride ! It was amazing & I will never forget it! xoxo!