Honestly it sounds too much like a movie. But this is exactly how it happened in real life.
At a party hosted by mutual friends, Cayla and Mike met. He saw her from across the way. He made his move, and she turned him down. Life went on for both of them. She forgot all about it after a while, and he did not.
After one fateful date (set up by another mutual friend) and years later, Mike brought Cayla back to the place where they had first met. They were boyfriend and girlfriend this time.
He kneeled in front of her and said… “5 years ago in this exact spot I asked you a question that you still don’t remember. Today I want to ask you a question that I pray you never forget.”
And with that, Mike asked Cayla to be his bride.
The years in between and before had been long and filled with disappointment, heartbreak. It had been a long trek to get to this place.
But on the day that they became husband and wife, the years without one another took a new shape. What had been scars became beautiful things, because they had chiseled Cayla and Mike into shapes that were made to fit.
God had a plan to make those years of pain beautiful and we all got to see the transformation with our own eyes. At times I admit it was too much for me to handle, the way he looked at her, and I just let the tears roll down and photographed their story the best I could.
Cayla + Mike, thank you for sharing your lives with me, and with so many others around you. Your love is a beautiful thing.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
p.s. huge shout out to Courtney at Joyful Weddings and Events for her amazing work on this wedding!! Love you Court!