Her wedding was everything she ever wanted – intimate, family-filled, smiles all around. She moved the big day up from May because she just KNEW it was time to marry the love of her life. The day was here – January 4th – and it finally hit her – she would marry him today. All the details she so carefully strung together were finally being played out. Something that was most special, though, was not just the ring or the shoes, the flowers or the cake, but the veil. The veil that didn’t come from a fancy bridal shop or even on the sale rack. The uniquely beautiful veil came from her own great grandmother’s hands. As her great grandmother once created a beautiful veil for her first daughter to wear, she would be in tears if she only knew that her great granddaughter was wearing the exact same one, 47 years later. Though great grandmother was not present at the ceremony, the certainty of the smile on her face from heaven was inevitable.


Goodness gracious, Marley and Isaiah’s wedding day was perfect! The small details were one of my favorite parts! Marley planned her wedding in a little over two weeks. She originally had a date set for May, but she texted me about 3 weeks ago asking if I minded if we moved it to January (Ummm, of courseeee!!!). I was so excited that I would get to capture their wedding day the first Saturday in January, kicking off my 2020 weddings. This wedding was special for many reasons, one being that Marley is my cousin. It makes me so incredibly happy that she found a man to love her so well the rest of her life. Read about their love story and incredible engagement session here! One thing that pulled on my heart strings on her wedding day in addition to her brother, Drew, singing a song while she walked down the aisle, was her veil. Her great grandmother that made her veil is my granny<3 My granny originally made the veil that Marley wore in her wedding for my Aunt Kaye, Marley’s Nana. My Aunt Kaye wore it on her own wedding day 47 years ago! It’s amazing how little details like this can carry so much meaning over the years. I know my Aunt Kaye was so proud and excited that Marley wanted to wear her veil, and so was I! It was truly my favorite part of their wedding!


Isaiah + Marley,

You two are golden. I have seen the way that you two love each other and my heart smiles because I know you are going to be together until the end of time! You guys are truly so lucky to have each other and I am so excited for your future marriage! The Lord is going to bless your marriage in ways that you can’t even fathom. Always remember how much he loves both of you! Thank you so much for letting me be a small part of your big day! I am so proud of you and so thankful to have you both as family. I love you guys and wish you the best, Mr. and Mrs. Goodling!



  1. Jen says:

    Thank you for capturing Marley’s wedding so beautifully!

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