Saturday’s wedding at Redemption Ranch in Winfield Missouri left me speechless. Not because of the elaborate decor or the endless details. But because my baby brother (the youngest of the Reeves clan) was the Groom. John Dylan has been living the Bachelor life for 7 years and I couldn’t be happier that he is getting so start a new chapter with His bride.
We have been waiting for this day for literally years! Megan and John Dylan started dating in 2018 and He proposed in the summer of 2020 (click here for their STL engagement session). So to say this last weekend was a long time coming is an understatement! Megan is kind, considerate, soft spoken, and easy to love. We are so thrilled to welcome her into our family!
Their venue is truly one of the prettiest I have seen, nestled between rolling hills and a beautiful pond. Natural light flooded in the white barn creating the most amazing ceremony. A two sided fireplace with a gorgeous stone hearth played its part in so many of the portraits throughout the day.
I feel the biggest joy from this whole wedding weekend would be the time we got to spend with both of our families. Martha, Megan’s mom, has got to be the sweetest woman. She loved on our kiddos like they were her own. Megan’s grandma visited and took candid photos of the entire weekend. During the rehearsal dinner, we even caught some of the cousins snapping selfies with her.
Now it wouldn’t be a wedding without some sort of hiccup. Thankfully it didn’t include cold feet or a dramatic vendor mishap. In fact, in hindsight, it worked out just as the Lord planned it.
If you’ve been around awhile, you know I tend to bring the rain with me on wedding days. It has become something quite comical. And wouldn’t you know, the rain forecast began to trend downward starting around Tuesday. Now I know, rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck. However, I can attest to the dread every photographer feels when it looks like rain is coming.
After the rehearsal dinner on Thursday, I was thanking the caterers and they told us to have a great weekend. I mentioned that it would be beautiful and that we were praying for the rain to hold off. The man made a comment I won’t soon forget. He said (I’m paraphrasing) that after the evening we had just had, He had a feeling we knew a guy that could take care of that for us. What a testament to these two young people about to embark on one of life’s most difficult and rewarding adventures. You can always trust that you know a “guy” who is ready to step in and fight for you.
We woke up Saturday to a large amount of thunder, lightening, and you guessed it, RAIN! No problem , though. We had a plan to work around the rain that still was expected to last most of the day. But wouldn’t you know it, the cell came through earlier than anticipated and the majority of the day was rain free. PRAISE THE LORD!
I think it can easily be said that the Alexander and Reeves families wrapped up an exhausting weekend know that their Lord is mighty, faithful, and relentless in the pursuit. We got to witness a beautiful couple become one and saw God’s hand at work in so many ways. I heart sure is full!
NOW…if you’ve stuck around this long, I think it’s only fair to get to peek into this beautiful day of Megan & John Dylan’s.
Loved working with this crew of vendors
Venue – Redemption Ranch
Bridal Gown – Town and Country Bridal
Bridesmaids Gowns – David’s Bridal
Custom Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Florals – KD Decor and Ling’s Moments
Catering – Salt and Smoke
DJ – Todd Holmes
Videographers – Tower Studios
Cakes – Mother of the Groom
Invitations – The Knot
As the Mother-of-the-Bride, let me say how much I love these photos!!! As your friend, I want you to know these photos are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! I adore your children and I think the world of your sweet family!! This weekend was filled with love and laughter and we sent John and Megan off to a future filled with joy and hope and promises from God. Usually when there is a wedding, families come together for the occasion and then go their separate ways. We formed lasting friendships with the Reeves family and I look forward to spending time with all of you in the future. I know that God will bless your photography business and your family because your love for Him shows through everything that you do.
Such kind words. Thank you Martha! ❤️
Thank you, Kevin!