Their first memory of each other is vague.  Nick remembers a horsey girl (ponytail, boots, maybe a little dirty)  out in the middle of the arena barking orders to kids to prepare them for the show.  He didn’t really notice her at all because he was really there to watch his sister compete, after all Elizabeth was just his sister’s trainer.  But later when they met face to face it was a whole different story.  He thought she was beautiful, and she thought he was hot.  But, they were both dating someone else at the time, so nothing happened.

Four years later when they were both single again, a friend suggested they get together.  They dated, and quickly fell in love, whether they knew it or not.  When Elizabeth went away to train with another Arabian trainer for 3 weeks in a different state it became obvious  to Nick that he couldn’t, wouldn’t live without this girl.  They talked constantly, so when she got home he asked ,”When are you movin’ to Marshall?” Her response, “When are you gonna ask?”

They’re day was full of joy.  That’s really the only way I can describe it.  They are both pretty laid back, down to Earth and all about fun!

Poor Nick.  The Saturday before the wedding I got an email from Elizabeth saying that Nick broke his leg and  that I needed to prepare to be creative for pics.  I guess the morning of the accident Elizabeth had told Nick to be careful on his 4 wheeler.  He was, but a freak accident left his 4 wheeler looking like this, and his leg in a full cast.  I guess he’s lucky, cause the 4 wheeler is not.  We’re also lucky his pants fit over the cast.

After they got ready at the church we went to Nick’s old family mansion.  This house was built sometime in the early to mid 1800’s.  During the civil war it was used as a hospital.  In fact Nick’s family had to sand down the wood floors to get the blood stains out.  If you look to the right you’ll see a note that is written on the wall dated 1876.  It’s a letter to someone saying their going to church, they will return if nothing happens to prevent.  It’s kinda scary like they were going to go to church in the middle of a blizzard.  Really cool!  Also, the goomsmen that have stayed the night there are convinced it’s haunted.  I guess they would wake up in the middle of the night hearing billiards being played downstairs, but there is no pool table.  eeeewwww!

Elizabeth and Nick opted for the first look which allowed us to get some fantastic pictures!

They thought I wasn’t looking!  They did this kind  of adorable stuff all day!

This picture on the left is one of my favorites!

Elizabeth was working it all day long!!!

Nick was such a trooper he hobbled up and down the steps for the pics.

This is Nick’s corvette.  After the ceremony the sped away in it!

See what I mean…workin it f’ real!

This is little Axel and I’ve been taking his pictures since he was a newbie.  He is always this happy!

Nick and Elizabeth compliment each other in all the right ways.  I was lucky to get to be there to help them remember this substantial day.

Love you guys!