I can say this wedding was by far the most touching and emotional wedding I have ever attended. The day started a bit gloomy, the weather was cold and rainy but it did not bring anyones sprits down because this wedding has been long awaited by every single person there. Jodi and Joel didn’t want a big wedding, they didn’t want over done decorations and people there they didn’t know. They wanted exactly what they got a meaningful, sentimental, fun, easy going wedding in their backyard filled with the closest people in their lives.. in my words ( the best kind of wedding you can have ). The water works stared when these two got to see each other for the first time at their first look. The way Joel looked at Jodi made my heart melt, you could see the love just radiate around them and I knew this was going to be an epic day with lots of tissues, but the moment that got everyone was when Joel walked with their daughter Maci down the isle. To be able to share they’re wedding day with Maci is truly a special thing, though she wont remember it they always will. The rain didn’t damper the ceremony we just went through as if nothing was happening and that care free feel continued into the reception followed right after. Everyone was free to walk about, talk and enjoy their evening. Music played , good food was served and you could hear people laughing all around and of course the speeches .. i’m sure they weren’t ment to be so tear filled but not one eye was dry in that house ( I found myself hiding behind my camera a few times just to cover the river flowing down my face). I left the evening with everyone on the amazing new deck that was built just before this wedding dancing away and enjoying the night.. the rain had let up and I knew they party would still be going in the early am . Congrats Jodi and Joel it was such a pleasure to be part of your wedding day and look forward in watching your family grow.