I met Melody through my friend Ben via a set of strange and unusual circumstances on Thanksgiving day, 2011. She was sweet and kind and had the same laugh as her brother. I helped with their family photos this past Christmas of 2012 and of course saw Melody again, but this time, accompanied by a young man (with whom she looked very pleased). She sent me an email not long after, explaining her engagement to said-young-man, and a Starbucks coffee date was immediately arranged. She told me how she had set up an account on an online dating site, and her smiling, giggling hesitancy. I loved her dancing brown eyes as she recounted the stories and the firsts and this one guy she met on there. She found the sweetness of relationship with one who shared her love for the Lord, who challenged her, made her more, loved her, and asked her to be married.
The following photos are the result of the wedding she had to her man J, in July at the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.