The day of their early June wedding was beautiful – sunny, with big puffy clouds and a lovely (if sometimes strong) breeze. The ceremony was held in Baker Park in Frederick in front of the iconic willow tree. It was a family affair with Grace’s dad performing the ceremony, her sister singing, and her brother-in-law reading a Scripture. Grace comes from a family of 6 daughters and a little brother so her 5 beautiful bridesmaids were her sisters and her brother escorted her mom. Jason does not have siblings but he was surrounded by friends-turned-brothers, partners in dance crime (ha ha) and mentors. The whole tone of the ceremony was so sweet, tender, funny, emotional and joyful. You learn things about people during their wedding from what others share. What I heard confirmed what I already knew and suspected. Jason and Grace are perfect for each other. They are hand-picked by God to complement and strengthen one another and live a joyful life of love and service.
At the reception they danced, laughed and enjoyed being with their friends and family. Jason asked if we could take some photos by the cross outside the church building as the sun was setting. Not long after they returned from their honeymoon, an apartment near them caught fire and the damage was such that Jason and Grace lost most of their things and were displaced for many days. What a way to start married life! But what I heard from Grace was not complaining, but thankfulness and trust in God. That’s just who they are.
So…all this to say, Jason and Grace’s wedding was so beautiful. Grace looked absolutely gorgeous (I am in love with her dress!), Jason’s smile couldn’t have been bigger and it was truly an honor to witness them share their vows and start this journey together. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Whitham for having me! I pray you continue to be blessed as you bless others. XO