Spirit of Hope United Methodist Wedding

Spirit of Hope United Methodist Wedding

Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding photo of the bride and groom on the staircase.

A nice bridal portraits of Sam and Taylor on the staircase at Spirit of Hope.

Joannie & I would love to share some of Sam and Taylor’s Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding photos with you! These two were married last Saturday, January 19th, the coldest day of the year up to that point. And we’re talking cold! The actual temperature started near zero and then dipped below zero with wind chills of -20 degrees.

Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding details photo of the couple's wedding rings on a log.

Sam and Taylor’s beautiful wedding rings.

Yes, we did go outside in that bitter cold. But it wasn’t until later in the day at their pretty Rush Creek wedding reception, and it certainly wasn’t for very long either! I’d say that was the coldest temperature that we’ve ever taken a wedding party outside in (it was their idea).

Big Wedding Party – Small Altar

This was our first time photographing a Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding. It’s a cute church, but the altar area is on the small side, and it’s triangular in shape. With Sam and Taylor’s “tiny” wedding party of 18 and some larger family groups, we needed to find somewhere that could hold that many people. With the freezing temperatures, outside was definitely not an option.

Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding party photo taken on the staircase.

Sam, Taylor, and their wedding party at Spirit of Hope.

So we created all of their pre-wedding Spirit of Hope wedding pictures in the narthex area at the church. It has large skylights and a split staircase leading up to the sanctuary. We set up shop there right after Sam and Taylor’s first look.

The Wedding Ceremony

After the formal photos, it was time for one of the more emotional wedding ceremonies we’ve attended in a long, long time. I mean that in a really good way! Sam and Taylor delivered their beautiful wedding vows (that they wrote) to a sanctuary filled with guests that were both laughing and crying throughout the whole ceremony. It was really cool!

Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding photo of the couple's first kiss at the conclusion of their wedding ceremony.

Sam and Taylor “seal the deal” at the conclusion of their wedding ceremony!

Much More To Come

We’ve put together one of our cute highlight music videos with some of our favorite images from Sam and Taylor’s Spirit of Hope United Methodist wedding. Please check it out at the link below on our YouTube channel. Free free to subscribe if you like.

We’ll have Sam & Taylor’s pretty Rush Creek wedding reception highlights in a few more days. In the meantime, thank you for reading our post and have a great one! – M&J

Spirit of Hope United Methodist Wedding” – © 2019 Michael Anderson Photography.

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