We’ve all heard the term “mother knows best” and we’ve all rolled our eyes at our moms for
embarrassing us. Yet for Natalie a moment that initially felt like an intrusive mom turned out to
be exactly what we’ve all heard, and Mother really did know what was best. Natalie’s parents
went to pick up some things for yard work and ran into Thomas. Her mom knew immediately
that he was a catch and started making things happen by showing off pictures of Natalie and
finding out if he was single! Natalie found him online and sent a message apologizing for her
moms behavior but things ended up working out really well for both of them.
Some people go on a few dates and decide if they are interested in investing more of their time
with the other person. Natalie is a person who always took dating seriously and felt like she was
only dating to marry, so when she was set up to double date with Thomas at Land of Illusion,
she wanted to make sure it was worth her time and asked him to come on a pre-first date to
make sure she knew who she was going to be spending her time with. El Burrito Loco in Oxford
was the dinner of choice and they hit it off even though Thomas thought for sure Natalie was
going to cancel on him for the next date.
Their love developed over time, slowly then all at once like the leaves coming down in the fall.
Natalie and Thomas are a couple who know that marriage comes with good times and bad
times, but they realize even the bad times are so much better with the right person by your side.
Thomas proposed to her on a covid-delayed vacation in Tennessee. It was a low key, no
pressure proposal. Natalie was surprised and overwhelmed with love, but also relieved that she
didn’t have to worry about how or when he was asking.. After accidentally finding the receipt for
the ring. She says that Thomas loves in a way that that is strong and unconditional, he gives
110% in everything he does and being a good partner is obviously one of those things he puts
his all into.
Their wedding was beautiful, with a heartbreaking tribute to Natalie’s late uncle that passed
away from prostate cancer. Before his untimely demise he wrote music to accompany the lords
prayer and his wife would sing along since Natalie’s childhood. It meant a lot to all of the family
and was an incredible thing to witness the emotion brought on by their choice to honor her uncle
on such an important day. The Music didn’t stop there and I realized they are a very musical
family, Natalie’s sister sang a beautiful song accompanied by their father.
Music wasn’t the only special details of the day, and Natalie wore her late grandmother Vi’s
earrings, and a bracelet from her grandma Sue who was in attendance.
The love and support from everyone around them was as bright as the smiles on their faces
through out the day and I felt so lucky to be able to capture a few special moments on the day
they dedicated themselves to each other.