Claire and Josh's wedding day was absolutely BEAUTIFUL, from the little details to the big details it was such a privilege to be apart of their big day! I have known Claire since elementary school and we have gotten to play sports together through-out jr. high, high school and even into college intramural teams; so I was super honored to get to photography her wedding day!
The day started off in our hometown Bern, Kansas at our good friend Laura's house where Laura's mom, Heidi did Claire's hair and fingernails. I arrived just as Claire's hair was getting underway. After hair was done we went back to Claire's house where the rest of the bridesmaids were getting ready and Claire got her make-up done by one of her good friends/bridesmaid Katy. There were sweet moments of watching Claire and her bridesmaids get ready and hangout together. After they were ready we headed to Northridge Church in Sabetha, KS where the ceremony was going to take place.
At Claire and Josh's first look, Josh's reaction was to sweetly embrace and kiss his bride-to-be with a big smile on his face! Then they took a few moments for themselves to take it all in--they were getting married in a few short hours! :)
After their first look we took some pictures of just the two of them. It was a little windy by the church and so we got in the car and drive a little ways to a spot not so windy and I'm so glad we did because we got some great pictures!
Their ceremony wasn't just about the two of them getting married, but it was about bringing praise and honor to the One who brought them together and it was about giving glory to the One who created them, the One who is love and what a great way to start a marriage.
After the two were pronounced one, we headed to the Bern Community Building where the reception was going to be held. Claire and Josh got to greet guests as they exited the church and headed to their cars to Bern where they could catch up more later enjoy the reception with friends and family.
Their reception was beautiful! Gold and black themed with greenery and white tulips and a chocolate at each plate made it quite the affair. There was pasta for dinner which was so good and lots of friends and family gathered around to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Wertenberger!
Claire and Josh--Thank You for trusting me to capture your wedding day! I had such a fun time getting to do it! Thank you for your go with the flow attitudes and such servant hearts! You guys are such fun people to be around and I am excited to see what big things God does in your life! Best of luck as you guys embark on this new chapter as husband and wife! :)