8.19.2008

Alicia & Alfred Tied the Knot!

Alicia and Alfred casually met in East Texas almost five years ago. They both moved from opposite sides of the state of Michigan to take part in a one year, super-intense internship. Teen Mania's Honor Academy brought these two together. Alicia landed the job as an assistant to the director while Alfred worked grounds in the hot Texas sun. Quite frequently, Alicia would babysit the director's three children... Alfred just happened to be working around the yard. I remember Alicia saying to me over the phone, "there's this guy..." With a strict no dating policy and a desire to stay another year, Alicia would have to wait not one but two years before she learned of Alfred's love. Alicia had a secret crush and at this point... Alf was clueless. Finally, in 2005 it became official for these two and they began dating. They embarked on a long-distance relationship, first while Alicia stayed a third year in TX and Alfred moved home to MI. One year later Alicia moved to MI and Alfred moved to Chicago on a baseball scholarship. The distance was hard, but the love between them grew more and more -- in the fall of 2007 Alfred finally asked the question Alicia had been longing to hear!!! We were overjoyed to share in their love as they exchanged vows on the second of August 2008!

I am so proud of my little sister! Alicia, you really found an amazing guy. The Lord has brought the two of you together and will bless your new covenant with Him. Your purity before the Lord has been an encouragement to witness. Saving your first kiss for your wedding day is so special. May the Lord bless you with many years of love and kisses to come! We love you!!!!

Get ready for a long post....

Getting ready - with old friends Joy & Jub.

Joy is amazing!


Mom zipping up the dress!

The Dress!!

The flowers were amazing!


the rings

Stunning, Alicia!

My Dad and I shared the photo responsibility -- Matron of Honor duties call.

This was a FUN wedding party!!

Alright guys - GQ!

Aunt Sharon made this fabulous cake!

First dance.



After the reception Alicia, Alfred, Beto, and I went downtown G.R. for some more relaxed portraits of the bride and groom.

In the elevator at the JW!

FAVORITE!

so cute


I love the way she is holding her dress her - so Lee - just like when she was little!

Such a fun day/weekend! Thanks for having us be a part of your special day!

9 comments:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Wow, just like with your photos that dad took I will never get tired of looking at these.

It's been so fun to see them posted on our blogs. I can't wait until they are in an album.

Your sister will love you forever for the gift of your talent.

Alicia said...

LOVE the photos, thank you so much for all your hard work. Can't wait to order them all!

Short Stop said...

Just amazing photos. And, what a wonderful tribute to your Alicia and Alfred.

Penless Thoughts said...

Absolutely amazing pictures. What a treasure....them jumping on the bed!!!!
Susan

Felicia said...

LOVE THESE~! You are very talented and your sister is gorgeous just like you! The Lord has definitely blessed you! Felicia

Kerrie said...

I LOVE the one of the boys. I've never seen one quite like that. I also love the single one of 'the dress'. That was a great idea.

You're so talented Lindsey. I always seem to say the same thing to you, but you are just so great at what you do.

Terri said...

Love the pictures. The one of them jumping on the bed is so cute!

pinkcoffee photoart said...

LOVE these-the one with them jumping on the bed-haha...my fave!

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

Love to see your creativity always shining through. I know this wedding was an incredible joy for you to capture...a gift of love for your sister.