This is probably one of the most personal posts I will ever write. I work with brides every day and I enjoy telling all of your love stories but, there is something so humbling when you are truly living your own. This is the moment every girl dreams of, at least I believe that to be true and here I am standing in the middle of a dream.
On memorial day weekend of 2015, I took a trip with my friend to the spring river. The trip was planned by her older sister, so I didn’t know many people attending. I had recently graduated undergrad, so I figured I was well over due for a celebration! Little did I know that I would lock eyes with the love of my life. I was a total goober and told Todd that I had a crush on him (yes I used the word “crush”). While he shrugged it off, I was seriously encouraging my friend’s fiancé to put in a good word for me. I’m going to be completely honest, I have never had a problem talking to guys but he made my heart want to jump out of my chest. I was a nervous wreck but I still asked him for his number at the end of the camping trip. We ended up talking all night and later hanging out and texting after the trip was over and we all parted ways.
Did I mention the number of times I fell out of the raft only to have him save me each time… I like to say that I was just playing the damsel in distress role lol!
And the rest is history….
I realized as we grew closer that our relationship was built on a love that I had never experienced before. It was a love based in the faithful spirit of God. Before I met Todd, during my single years of simple dating, I sometimes trusted God and at other times I felt discouraged. Our generation has devalued commitment, relationships, and even love so much that dating was at times not so pleasant. In the end I put my trust in God to take control of my life. During this time, I read a wonderful book entitled ’31 Days Of Prayer For Your future Husband – Becoming a wife before The wedding Day.’ This book discusses what it means to wait for your Boaz referencing the testimony of Ruth’s faithful character. I guess I never truly understood what God was preparing me for until I met Todd. He adds flavor to my life, a brightness to my world, hope, and all the joy I could ever imagine. He challenges me, encourages me, and believes in my ability to succeed. .
Everyday I wake up with so much joy in my heart…. And on December 3rd, 2016 I married my bestfriend!
We honeymooned on a fantastic cruise. We traveled to Belize and went cave tubing, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Mexico, and Costa Maya, Mexico for 8 lovely nights. This is only our first adventure!
Now that you’re feeling warm and fuzzy, check out our self portraits below! We set up our tripod and made the necessary adjustments and used our remote shutter release to capture these beautiful wedding portraits before and during our cruise! I didn’t edit out the remote in Todd’s hand because it adds a more realistic touch to each image. Basically it lets you all know that these are self portraits.
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We are Mr. & Mrs. Ehrhard!
Dear love of my life,
What is left to say when simple words can’t contain this amazing feeling? I have loved you every day, all my life its been you. I have loved you in other lifetimes, if those exist. Our love is a timeless rhythm… and together we move effortlessly as one. My love, with you all the worlds’ commotion stops, for our love quiets the noise and all I see is you. I get to love you. Forever I’m yours… Forever I do.