Steven & Erin | Woodway Church Wedding at Central Presbyterian | Waco Wedding Photographer

 Bride and groom in wedding ceremony in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

We have been truly blessed to a part of Steven & Erin’s wedding story. And I’m not just writing that because it’s a nice thing to say about a couple’s wedding and a good way to start a blog post. At every single encounter we’ve had with Steven & Erin in the short 5 weeks of their engagement (more on that later!), we’ve witnessed first-hand their love for God and how that is truly the foundation of their relationship. And to be honest, it’s been inspiring for us.

Steven & Erin first met through Cornerstone, a ministry to single adults in the Waco area, at a game night hosted at Central Presbyterian Church. Later, when Erin decided to get out of her comfort zone and take a dance class, Steven and some other friends from Cornerstone joined her. Through these weekly dance classes Steven & Erin’s friendship grew. Soon they began hanging out just the two of them, and this foundation of friendship grew into a deep love.

After only a few months together they knew they were heading towards marriage, so they began discussing when and how it would happen. Both Steven & Erin’s schedules revolve around the academic calendar, so getting married before the semester started was ideal. Which is how after becoming officially engaged after praying together in Erin’s apartment in June, they had only about 5 weeks to plan their August wedding. But that was more than enough time to plan an intimate and meaningful ceremony that was perfect for them!

 Lace wedding gown and white peep-toed bridal heels, Summer church wedding at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bridal bouquet of white hydrangeas, wedding rings and pearl necklace, Summer church wedding at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Wedding Invitations, ceremony program, pearl necklace and wedding bands, and bridal bouquet, summer church wedding at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Mother places pearl necklace on her daughter before her daughter's wedding, Summer church wedding at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride poses outside Bride and groom in wedding ceremony in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride in lace wedding gown poses with her bridesmaids in sapphire blue dress outside Bride and groom in wedding ceremony in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Groom poses outside Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Groom poses with his groomsmen outside Bride and groom in wedding ceremony in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bridesmaids pray with bride in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Groomsmen pray over groom in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

There are so many moments I want to tell you about from Steven & Erin’s wedding. Like how we planned a first look because Erin didn’t want to spend so much time on pictures after the ceremony. And then how they made their time together before their ceremony even more memorable by Steven playing “In Christ Alone” for Erin on the piano, and the two sang in worship together. I want to tell you how Steven & Erin had a moment in their ceremony where her parents and his aunt and uncle (who were standing in the place of his parents who regrettably couldn’t be there suddenly) prayed a blessing over the couple, praying for God to always be the foundation of their marriage that was beginning today. I want to tell you how Steven & Erin specifically requested us to photograph them praying together at the altar after their ceremony, a remembrance of their time spent praying together for their future marriage in a small chapel while on a pre-marital counseling retreat.

There were so many beautiful moments, full of meaning, during Steven & Erin’s wedding day. And the fact they chose Central Presbyterian here in Woodway as their venue, the very place they met for the first time all those months ago in Cornerstone, just brought full circle God’s presence and provision in their relationship.

 Bride and groom share a first look in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom share a first look in the sanctuary of Bride and groom in wedding ceremony in front of gorgeous stained glass backdrop at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Groom plays for bride on the piano during their first look in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Parents lighting a unity candle in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Groom waits for bride to walk down the aisle, summer church wedding in Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Groom reacts to bride walking down the aisle, summer church wedding in Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Summer church wedding in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Summer church wedding in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom light the unity candle in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Summer church wedding in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom kiss in front of the stained glass in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Summer church wedding in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Minister signs marriage certificate in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom pose in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom dance in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Reception detail in the fellowship hall of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Guests pose during a wedding reception at Summer church wedding in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Guests pose during a wedding reception at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Guests pose during a wedding reception at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom cut their wedding cake during a wedding reception at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom during bubble exit at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom during bubble exit at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

Steven & Erin,

It was a true honor to help plan and photograph your wedding story. Not only did we feel encouraged by your relationship, and fall in love with the beautiful chapel at Central Presbyterian, we also feel we’ve gained a pair of good friends from our time with you. We pray God continues to grow you together as you go forward in marriage. Congratulations you two!

Love, J & M

 Bride and groom kiss as they leave their wedding reception at Central Presbyterian Church in Waco/Woodway, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

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