2 November 2009

Brian and Lindsay were the first (and so far the only) couple who courted that we were able to watch first-hand. Their commitment to remain pure in their relationship was beautiful and that purity manifested itself on their wedding day.

On October 3rd, 2009, they were married. It was a day I will never forget.

The beautiful bride awaiting the moment when she would join the love of her life.

The bride with her bridesmaids (who were her younger sisters).

The ceremony was one that glorified God, both through the message and this dear couple’s commitment to keeping their relationship Christ-centered.

Primo bacio. First kiss.

The very happy couple.

These photos were taken near where Brian proposed to Lindsay four months earlier.

That day was a wonderful day.

It was the beginning of a marriage and the start of a new family
who is dedicated to serving the Lord in all things.

We consider ourselves blessed to have been involved in such a Christ-honoring occasion. Daddy was a groomsman, Momma helped with the food, Breezy played
the piano (and even composed the piece for the bride’s entrance),
and I was privileged to photograph their special day.

  1. 30 Responses to “Primo Bacio: Brian & Lindsay’s Wedding”

  2. Cindy on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Wow! Absolutely wonderful!

  3. Laura on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    These photos are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  4. Lindsay Hamaker on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Emily. Thank you! You did a marvelous job and we both really appreciate your work. We give God all the glory for creating us and making this day very special for us and for all of you.

  5. Miss Eyebright on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    What beautiful pictures, Emily! How exciting for you and your family! (For the bride and groom, too, of course! :) )

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  6. Shutterbug on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    There was excitement and joy in the air that day! It was SO beautiful to see these two court, and to be there to share in their vows. I cried when the bride’s daddy spoke. The pictures you took are equisite! I almost started crying again just looking at them.
    Have a blessed day!
    Marie :)

  7. Shannon on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Beautiful photographs, Emily! How wonderful that your entire family was involved in the wedding. A beautiful bride, and a lovely couple!


  8. Julia on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Lovely photos, Emily! I especially like the last one with the wind-blown veil, and the stained glass window is gorgeous! :D

    Love & Hugs,

  9. Ruth Ann on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Emily, these are fabulous pictures! I love them, and the fact that your whole family participated in their special day! I hope you’ll share more photos. . .I’m going to be photographing my first wedding really soon!

  10. Laura S. on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Lovely photos, Emily! I especially like the last one… it is so sweet. We were so happy to be there!

  11. Miss Elaine on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Dear Emily,
    What a wonderful gift you have been given. The photos are so lovely. I know they will be treasured.
    Miss Elaine

  12. Cousin Margaret on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    How lovely! They are so sweet and adorable! Yet, the most beautiful part of their love story is their pure Christ-centered love for one another. Such an inspiration!

    Great photographs cousin!

  13. Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    Very beautiful! My husband and I shared our fist kiss (never kissed anyone else or each other) at the alter, after his Father pronounced us man and wife. It was hard to save that first kiss, but the rewards were amazing!

  14. Rebecca on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    yes wonderful photos Emily! I am encouraged to hear about another Biblical courtship. I would love to hear more about their story! do they have a blog or could you post about it maybe?

    My two friends from our civil war reenacting group are getting married in december after a courtship and I believe it was Biblical and it was Christ centered. Lots of input from their churches and families. My sister and I and our parents are also having the privledge of singing and leading the congregation in song during thier ceremony. My sister will be playing her harp for the prelude, during the ceremony, when the bride and her father, her sisters as her flower girls and all the brothers and mothers come in. I am so excited and my friend is also going to do the photography! I am just overjoyed for them and how all their family and friends have been so onboard praying and seeking the Lord and helping with their preparations for marriage. I can’t wait for the day. thank you for your encouraging post Emily and I always love your posts. A wonderful Christ honoring blog you have!

  15. Christie on Nov 2, 2009 said:

    How beautiful! Great job on the pictures, as always… they’re gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a sweet moment with us!

  16. Miss Jen on Nov 3, 2009 said:

    Gorgeous~ Emily!! :)
    How special to witness such
    a Christ honoring marriage.
    I remembering when I was
    13 attending a very similar
    one… beauty, elegance and purity
    is such a BLESSING to see!

    Love~ Jen

  17. Miss Jen on Nov 3, 2009 said:

    Hope you stop by “Blessed Femina”
    and enter the special giveaway~ dear friend! ;)

  18. Sarah Mae on Nov 3, 2009 said:

    So beautiful!!!

    Ahhhh…can’t wait until yours… ;)

  19. Hannah on Nov 3, 2009 said:

    Lovely, Emily!!!
    I love the one where her veil is blowing, wonderful shot!!!!
    Were you a nervous wreck? I think wedding photography would be fun, but I would be worried that I would mess something up. Knowing me, that wouldn’t be too hard to do ;-)


  20. Rebekah on Nov 3, 2009 said:

    My name is Rebekah and I just found your blog. Your photography is lovely!! I am trying to improve in my photography skills, slowly but surely and you are a great inspiration! Keep up the good work! :)

    To the KING be all the glory!

    BLOG: http://www.donotgrowweary.com/blog

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

  21. Peggy on Nov 3, 2009 said:

    I just want to thank you for sharing this with us! Do you know if Brian and Lindsay would be willing to tell their story? I must admit I am particularly interested in hearing it from Brian’s prospective as I am a mother to 3 young men… It is such a challenge as we live in an area where there are virtually no others with like-minded values. We do not want our children to make the same mistakes we did as young people especially since my husband was not saved as a teenager and I was not living in God’s will (by ANY stretch of the imagination!!) when we met! God has truly blessed our marriage but it has not been without a certain amount of “baggage” that should not have ever had to enter into the relationship. I thank God daily for this dear man I call my husband!!

    Thank you so very much and I greatly appreciate any advice which might be given either by your parents or others who have courted!!

  22. Kay on Nov 4, 2009 said:

    He looks _much_ older than she is. Maybe she just looks really young but what’s the age difference?

  23. Emily Rose on Nov 4, 2009 said:

    Rebecca and Peggy,
    They do not have a blog, but I will ask them if they would like to share their story here.

    I was more nervous beforehand, but after I arrived and was around the dear families it faded away.

    They are actually only seven years apart.

  24. HveHope on Nov 4, 2009 said:

    Peggy ~ may I STRONGLY ‘second’ you? Yes, yes and, yes to what you wrote!!!!!!!

    Kay ~ my sweet beloved husband (of 15 years this Dec. 11th), is actually 3 months younger than I am and yet we’ve been so often told how much older he looks (partly because marriage to me hastened the departure of his already scant locks, if you know what I mean). :)

    Emily Rose ~ what a JOY to see your photos (you DO have an ‘eye’ and skill as an artiste’)! :) It was lovely to read a bit of their ‘story’. And, may I entreat the new family to give us (perhaps over several ‘postings’ so they don’t feel tremendous pressure to ‘get it all in’ in one shot) their practical experiences and the ‘why’s’ as well? Again, thank you for sharing your gift with us!

    grateful for Him who is Rock, Fortress, and Might,

  25. Janna on Nov 5, 2009 said:

    Ah, Emily… Your photographs are beautiful. You always hit that perfect “warmth”. :)

  26. Mia on Nov 5, 2009 said:

    Simply Enchanting.
    The photography is brilliant..you’re really skilled in lighting/exposure :)
    I didn’t know Breezy played piano! Thanks for capturing the purity of the wedding, I’m sure it was a true blessing!

    Your sister in Christ,

  27. Annie on Nov 5, 2009 said:

    Oh, how beautiful! I love to hear about courtship stories where the couples are commited to obey the Lord by staying pure until marriage. I do hope you will post their story!
    Emily Rose, you are wonderfully talented…what lovely pictures! My favorites are numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, and 9. :) I love the one of the bride with her sisters…I have three sisters – although she has four.
    I was excited to read that Breezy plays piano and even composes! Wow! I play too. :)
    God bless you, Emily Rose!
    With joy in Christ,
    P.S. I was over on your sister’s blog and found out that you have started to knit! Good for you! I love knitting – it’s such a cozy pasttime. Blessings on your projects! :)

  28. Jessica on Nov 6, 2009 said:

    Thanks for sharing this very special day with us Emily! I thought it was wonderful how all four sisters were the bridesmaids; that is something very unique and special.

    You (or should I say they?) made my day!

  29. Caroline on Nov 8, 2009 said:

    What a beautiful wedding! You did an outsanding job with the photography…I love the last one. :)

  30. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Nov 10, 2009 said:

    So this is the sweet couple you told us about when we were visiting in September (can you believe that was 2 months ago??)!

    What a delightful pictureof Christ-honoring purity, coursthip, and marriage. It’s so exciting when the Lord brings together such wonderful examples. May the Lord richly bless this new union!

    Your photography was so special (how neat it would be if you could one day photograph my wedding! :) ).

    Thanks for sharing!


    P.S. Her dress was beautiful!

  31. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Nov 10, 2009 said:

    I must say I am just amazed by Breezy’s wonderful God-given talent. To hear that she not only played, but composed some of the music was so neat. :) To God be the glory!

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