"Once in a while in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale." - Melissa Brown
This is certainly true for Josh & Julie, and was reflected in their enchanting April wedding. I was gushing while going through their footage - their love for each other is so genuine and transparent.
After meeting at the gym and having their first official date at Red Robin, it didn't take long for Josh & Julie to become inseparable. I asked each of them when they knew that this was the real deal.
"My son, Colton, is an extension of myself," Josh said. As soon as Colton met Julie, he took her on as his mom. "Her and I connect on a level no one really understands because of this. But when we're not being parents, our goofy personalities make living so much fun."
"I knew Josh was 'The One' when he continued to deal with me when I'm at my crankiest (which is often)."
It was a regular Wednesday afternoon when Josh took Julie for a walk at Downs Park. "He asked me out of nowhere and I wasn't expecting it at all!" She recalls. After she said yes, her parents and his parents came out of hiding to congratulate them, along with her now stepson, Colton, who gifted her with a single yellow rose. "I was feeling very emotional, and couldn't stop crying."
Photos courtesy of Photo Lare Photography
As an emotional person myself, I LOVE filming emotional brides. I know that sounds a little silly, but it's true! Whatever Julie was feeling was written all over her face, and it makes their footage so authentic and pure. Their love was in the subtle things - the way Josh brushed Julie's back with his hand when he left her side, the way they looked at each other after cake was smashed in their faces, and the joy they radiated just being near each other. I usually go on and on about wedding colors and decorations and venues, but Josh & Julie truly were the stars of this day.
Their spark is undeniable, but what do they love the MOST about each other?
"I love that he never takes life too seriously (as you can see by the cake smash). He always jokes around and tries to find the best in every situation," Julie gushed. "I also LOVE seeing him be a dad."
"I love seeing her different personalities. It sounds like a bad thing, but I love keeping life interesting."
This wedding was truly a fairytale, and met all of their expectations. "I think the highlight of the day was just seeing Josh at the altar after all the anticipation," Julie said. For Josh, the highlight was the first dance. "We worked so hard on it, and it was so nice to finally perform it for all of our family and friends."
Congratulations, Josh & Julie! I'm wishing you every happiness and a beautiful marriage.
See their wedding highlights below! Make sure to change the quality to watch in HD.
Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who made this day possible!
Coordination: Throw the Confetti
Photography: Photo Lare Photography
Videography: Abidoodle Productions
Dress: Bridals by Elena
Cake: Two Rivers Bakery
Venues: Catholic Church of Glen Burnie, The Grand
Hair & Makeup: Kristen Fraley, Nicole Laumann, Amy Brown, Marissa McDonnell
DJ: Phat Guys
Transportation: Bayside Limo