We traveled up to Indianola, Iowa for Derek and Cassie’s wedding at Simpson College. The day tied for windiest we’ve ever photographed in. There’s something about those small Iowa towns when we come to visit, the wind of the Iowa fields really gets angry. Also paying a visit was Shy of a Dozen, the very talented a capella group that Derek was a part of at Iowa State (GO CYCLONES!). They brought the crowd to its feet after dinner. This was a day that was built around Christian love, which is a joy to behold. There was true joy and excitement through each part of the day and I really don’t know if that smile ever left Cassie’s face . . . except when she was dancing with her dad during the reception. There may or may not have been a few tears shed there. Kara and I hear messages preached on marriage at every wedding, so it’s easy to take little bits here and there that can be applied to our marriage. But as a man, Cassie’s dad knocked it out of the park on what it means to be a loving and supportive role model as a father. I’ve never seen or heard such heartfelt love expressed at a wedding by a father. And all delivered with perfect poise! Well done, sir. Derek, you’ve got some big shoes to fill, my man!
They went all out on flowers for the day, and all of that hard work can be credited to Shelly Sarver.