August 31, 2017
When I think about Joshua and Shelby, I think of friends. They, as a couple, and I’m sure individually, know no strangers. They are such kind, loving and welcoming people.
So when I think of their wedding day, I think of similar characteristics: it was warm, vibrant with joy, welcoming and full of worship.
I can’t imagine there was a guest attending who left unaware of what is most important to them: their faith and celebrating with everyone!
While both the girls and guys started their days getting ready in separate houses, their time was relaxed and enjoyable. I walked into the home where the girls were doing their hair and makeup to smell…wait for it…a pumpkin waffles candle from Bath and Body Works! This is a small detail, but in all senses, the day started off beautifully! From the memories of the smell, meaning fall is around the corner, to the clinking of champagne flutes from which mimosas were sipped, the morning paved the way for a smooth, fun wedding day to continue!
And while rain was a possibility, it wasn’t a memory on their wedding day. Only cooler temperatures, overcast skies and some sunlight right at “golden hour” for portraits when it counted. How perfect for Shelby and Josh! It made taking their husband and wife portraits extra lovely and beautiful.
Quite simply, after hearing the toasts of siblings, maid of honor, best man and family members, it just cued the thought to cross my mind, “these are my people”–the kind of people you want to be lifelong friends with. What a fun, loving, solid couple they are, and I can’t wait to see how they impact others in the future.
Both Shelby and Josh have the most contagious, bright smiles that can light up a room. I have to believe that Shelby’s confident smile walking down the aisle to Josh did just that. Similarly, when the two of them entered their reception as husband and wife, the entire ballroom was smiling ear-to-ear for this gorgeous pair.
And they celebrated the night away, dancing, laughing and toasting to the memories made that night and the many more to come. What a beautiful day August 26 was for Mr. and Mrs. Aguilar!!