There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.
Say it three times, or say it a million times, and it’s still true…there is something incredibly special about the place that you call home. For me, it’s the place that I grew up, that quaint little town that sits on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. The place that makes me smile. The place that holds some of the sweetest memories, and some of the best times, of my life.
Hannibal is that place for me.
To some, it’s a boring old river town. But to me, it’s one of the best places on earth, with some of the best people on earth.
Justin and Abbie are two of those people.
They have been together for over 13 years. They are best friends. They are soulmates. They finish each other’s sentences. They finish each other’s food. They cry with each other, laugh with each other, and now…they get to share the rest of their LIVES with each other.
It’s not even possible to put into words how special these two are. Their love for each other, and for their friends and family, just flowed from them so effortlessly as they went throughout their day. If you are lucky enough to have these two people in your life, you are blessed. They are pretty darn incredible on their own, but they are even more amazing together..and I would venture to say that the 400 people who gathered to celebrate them would wholeheartedly agree with me.
Justin and Abbie, thanks for inviting me back “home” to be part of your day.
Loved every single second of it.
Getting dressed…she’s STUNNING!!!
A few portraits before the ceremony at their GORGEOUS venue!!
I could go on and on about how fun this bridal party was, so let me just say…they were AWESOME. And crazy good-looking. Am I right?
These guys have been friends for years, and it showed. They had a blast! In fact, this just might be the only time they stood still all day! Haha!
The handsome groom…
…and his gorgeous bride!
A few moments to hang out before the ceremony to snag a few detail shots…
…and some sweet snuggles with mom and dad.
It’s GO time! I think it’s safe to say that these two stole the show.
His first look at his bride. Love his best man’s face, too.
Here comes Mrs. Boland! Her daddy’s smile could light up any room. He absolutely adores her!
A sweet moment as she lays her head on her groom’s shoulder…surrounded by people that love them most. It’s time to become husband and wife!!
I present to you..Mr & Mrs Justin Boland!!!
Their first official portraits as husband and wife…with a gorgeous sunset to add to the already beautiful night!
Putting on the finishing touches before the reception!
And let the PARTY begin!!!
Sweet words spoken by sweet friends & family…
And their first dance as husband and wife!
Not a dry eye in the house. She’s a daddy’s girl. I love this SO much.
Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Congratulations Justin & Abbie!
Venue: The Orchard, Hannibal Missouri
Florals: Louisiana Flowers & Gifts
Live Music: BOOM, St. Louis, MO