Pink Peony and Succulent Michigan Wedding
Most women have a man in their lives that loved them long before Mr. Right came along. It may have been Dad, who kissed your boo boos and told you how beautiful you looked before prom. It could have been Grandpa, giving you life lessons and sneaking you the candy Mom and Dad wouldn’t let you have. Maybe it was an uncle, pastor, or a family friend. For Abby, it has always been her grandpa. He’s been her biggest fan and strongest encourager, making her feel like she could do anything in the world if she worked hard enough.
Grandpa signed every birthday and holiday card to Abby with, “You’re looking good, my beautiful star, you are on your way!” When you see the pictures of the first time he saw Abby on her wedding day and then think of him saying this, you should probably grab some tissues!
Abby knew what it felt like to be deeply loved by her Grandpa, yet when Corey came into her life all her pre-conceived views on love changed. She can be completely goofy and totally herself with him and he still loves every part of her. She knows he will fight for her and protect her and she has vowed to respect and fight for Corey with all she has. He’s the reason she believes in love and marriage.
From Abby, on her hopes for their marriage legacy: “I hope that people can look back on me and Corey's marriage and see something that is worth working hard and fighting for. I hope our love and our marriage is a good example for our kids and grandkids someday. I hope we can motivate people to stick it out and fight for that one person they love the most.”
Photography by Ashley Slater