Rachel & Paul’s Findlay, Ohio Wedding is one that is very dear to my heart. It was not only a celebration of two becoming one but of life and new friendships. Rachel’s best friend, Kayla, reached out to me and shared a little bit of Rachel’s story and I knew that I had to be a part of this beautiful day. We had originally scheduled the wedding for July but sadly Rachel’s father has terminal cancer and the wedding was moved up to January. Rachel’s dad is the pastor of the their church and a man who is on fire for the Lord!! If anything he wants his congregation to continue to rejoice in the Lord with him and not feel bad for his situation. Rachel has a chronic illness that affects her physical condition but she too doesn’t let that bring her down. This woman is filled with such a strength that inspires many! In the short period I got to know Paul I just knew he was a good fit for Rachel! He adored her & would do anything for her. The engagement says it all – – Paul created a beautiful path of pictures and letters about their future leading back to a magnolia tree in her backyard (the tree is symbolic to their relationship and a standing monument of the phone calls when they were first dating). When Rachel followed the path of memories and notes to the tree she found Paul waiting with a ring and of course she said “YES!!!”. My fondest memory of the day was when they had their “Father Daughter Dance”. Rachel’s father is a fighter and wasn’t going to miss this day. Their dance summed up every beautiful emotion possible; Faith, life, love, hope, dreams, and strength. It was one that will go down in history for me. I am beyond honored that I was chosen for this wedding. It wasn’t just a wedding for me but a true testament of the body of Christ. So many people came together for this couple to make this beautiful wedding happen. Though none of us knew each other , we did through the Lord – -We became family. I have not only gained new family and friends in Ohio but an experience that will last a lifetime – Thank you Rachel and Paul.