**The following celebration occurred during the height of COVID-19 in 2020. All precautions were fulfilled and exceeded by the couple, venders, and venue, in accordance with city, state, and federal guidelines.**
In my other part-time job working with college students, I get the honor of seeing nervous freshmen transition into mature seniors over a handful of years. It's the most wonderful thing to witness when working in higher-ed. Though Cameron and I grew up knowing of each other in our small town, we didn't officially meet until he signed up to work under a team I helped supervise. He was one of my first students that I got to see from freshman to graduation all the way through. I got teary when watching him graduate, so proud of who he had become. :)
When he reached out about photographing his and Emily's wedding, I was so thrilled! I knew Emily must be incredible, but when I finally met her in person on the big day, she won my heart. They are a phenomenal pair; a truly perfect match that compliment each other in the best ways. Stephen and I are so excited for their future together!
Here's how the day went from our perspective...
After the final touches were done in getting ready, the first look was right in front of the Mansion. Personal vows were shared by the couple in the last few moments before marriage. It started feeling real after this!
Such a stunning couple! Don't you love the colors they chose for the day??
In the last few minutes leading up to the ceremony, the bridesmaids prayed over the bride. Anyelca did the most beautiful prayer in English and Spanish.
It was a comfortable day with a chilly wind, but right before the ceremony started, the sun came out from behind the clouds. It was as if God was giving His full blessing on their union. ☺️
Emily's dad led the couple in Communion. A sweet memory indeed!
And then they were Mr. and Mrs. Hoskins!!
The reception was held outside in the lawn behind the mansion. Candles, flowers, linen and china were stunningly set on the tables. Guests also enjoyed a delicious spread of food and dessert served inside the mansion. From the decor to the taste, all was absolutely delightful!
Congratulations on a beautiful start to marriage! We are so proud of you both in your commitment to each other before God.
Photography: Stephen & Andrea Barnett
Venue: The Mansion at the Orchard
Audio/DJ: Ben Masten
Cake: Bizzy B's Bakery
Flowers: Sam's Club, arranged DIY (Lauren, they looked INCREDIBLE!)
Officiant: Jason Kelly