"I promise to fall more and more in love with you every single day."
October 3rd, 2021 was a beautiful October day filled with so much joy, laughter, and many precious moments. It will be a wedding Dylan and I will always remember; not only because it is our family but because of how special the whole weekend was with Hayley and Grant.
Hayley and Grant have a love story like no other. No matter how many times they, or the rest of the family tell it, I still get goosebumps every time! What started out as a game of softball and football with their friends, turned into a group game between two best girlfriends and two guy friends; both on vacation in Florida. When returning home to Michigan or North Carolina, the two were still inseparable despite the long distance. Throughout the 7 years they have been together, Hayley and Grant took turns visiting each other and spending summer together until they finally settled in North Carolina together.
Dylan has seen Hayley and Grant go through many different stages in their relationship, but it was so special to be able to continue this journey through their engagement photos, celebrate with them at the engagement party, being present and capturing the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding day. It is not typical we get to be with our clients through out all these events, but Hayley and Grant are also not our typical client; they are so much more!
When we say Hayley and Grant's family know how to throw a party; we mean it! It was a full weekend celebrating with so many speeches and toasts, and lots of dancing. There was not a moment that went by that was not filled with memories, laughter, tears, or cheers.
The moment we walked into the The Farmhouse Siloam, the bridesmaids were singing, laughing, and having the best time. This is how all wedding days should start and continue to be! The groomsmen were out back playing horseshoes, having drinks, and of course, watching football. To kick things off, Hayley and her new sister, Riley did an epic champagne pop and had the sweetest moment opening gifts with family. From all the getting ready pictures, to first looks with bridesmaids and family, to bridal portraits, Hayley was a beautiful bride that made the most beautiful pictures.
The moment Hayley walked down the aisle, the tears were rolling! Not only from Grant, or me, but everyone present to watch this holy matrimony. The tears continued to roll through their vows, that had my mouth on the ground. They were the most heart-felt, touching, and sentimental vows Dylan and I have ever heard, WOW! When creating their video, it was so difficult to choose what parts we wanted to highlight. You can check our their video at the end of this blog post!
The rest of the night was filled with words of encouragement to the newly weds, lots of good food from 13 Bones, and some amazing dancing thanks to Ish and Ash Productions. We wished the night never ended but since it had too, they ended it in style with a squad car from the Mayberry Squad Car tours. We were so honored to work with some of the best vendors that weekend and can't wait to work with them again some day. Vendors are tagged below!
To Hayley and Grant, we are so honored to not only have been present to witness your promise to each other, but to also have captured it. May your marriage always reflect what you said to each other at the alter. Keep scrolling to watch their wedding video, see some of our favorite photos from the weekend, and learn more about the vendors we worked with!
-Dylan Cook Photography + Videography