Part 2: Farm Engagement Pics!

It’s a surreal feeling knowing that I’m getting married in one month! I just shook my head in disbelief when I re-read that. When I think of all of the family and friends coming to celebrate, I could squeal with delight! I cannot wait to put on that mystery dress (only my mom & I know what it looks like!) and walk down that isle. As I imagine the vows exchanged, I get chills knowing that I’m saying yes to a lifetime with Michael. (Nevermind the fact we haven’t written the vows yet.)

shea-and-michael-charlottesville-virginia-engagement-photographer-58 copyIn fact, there are a ton of details and to-dos left. Like all ya peeps who haven’t RSVP’d…get on it! I have no shame in hunting each of you down and asking for a yay or nay! But the sign paintings…the centerpieces…the seating charts…guest book…meh…they’ll get done. I’m not fussin’ over the details. All I can see and feel is unreserved excitement knowing that May 9th is our wedding day! Or in the social media world… the #MikeSheaDay!

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shea-and-michael-charlottesville-virginia-engagement-photographer-94 copyAs promised, here are a few of our favorite farm engagement pictures by the incredible Meredith Sledge. In case you didn’t catch the gym shots, take a look here. Let me just start the next round of pics with this one that cracks me up every time I see it! It’s our “serious photo-faces”…and his hand…What were we doing?! I think Meredith told Michael to put his hands in his pockets and this is what happened! Gotta love that boy…

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 8.59.43 AMHilarious and completely awkward, right?!

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When I looked through the gallery to pick the photos for this post, I couldn’t help but giggle at all of the many googily-eyes and silly grin I had on my face when looking at Michael. I mean, I look like I’m completely smitten with the boy! Truth is, I am. I am totally enamored with what a gift he is to me and that I get the privilege of doing life with him. I mean…look at that adoration!!!

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Are you tired of me gushing about him? Are you saying to yourself, “Just wait until the honeymoon phase is over?” I hope not. I’m not naïve to Michael’s flaws, nor do I live in an idealist dream of perfection. But I do know that there has never been anyone who has ever loved me more than that boy. I’ve never felt more myself than with anyone else but him. Most importantly, I’ve never been more at peace and confident that Michael is who God has called me to love as my life partner.

shea-and-michael-charlottesville-virginia-engagement-photographer-85 copyMay 9th is going to be a beautiful day. Beyond a day…because it’s just a day… I know I’m about to enter into a lifetime of a beautiful marriage.

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“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” –John 15:13 (NIV)