I remember how excited I was after Kate & Ben got engaged!! I had known Kate all through college & knew she had always believed the Lord had a perfect plan for her — including when & how she would meet her husband. It was such a joy to see that, as always, the Lord had been faithful!! Of course, it was an honor for me when Kate asked me to be their photographer. I knew it would be such a special day, but gosh — everything about it was just SO beautiful & brought the Lord so much glory!! One of my favorite parts of the day was when Kate’s sweet dad was giving her away. Before giving her hand to Ben, Kate’s dad gave Ben a sword to signify that it was now Ben’s responsibility & privilege to protect, honor, & love Kate. SO special. As Ben received the sword, it reminded of the beautiful way that Christ protects, honors, & loves His bride, the Church. I’m so excited to see all the Lord has in store for Kate & Ben in their journey as husband & wife & in their new home in Alabama! Thanks so much, you two, for letting me be a part of your day — it was such a joy!!