Sunday, January 13, 2013

Our Wedding: The Coordinators

Tonight I got choked up talking to Josh about my friends who coordinated our wedding: Stacy Nesselrotte and her lovely daughter Tyler Faith. Stacy has been my friend for close to twelve years now. We first met when I was a junior in high school and she was one of the leaders in my church youth group. Stacy has seen me through multiple teenage crises, through my pregnancy with Maggie (she and her husband Preston are Maggie's godparents), and through all the ups and downs of twelve years of life. She and her family have meant so much to me over the last decade. It's hard to believe that when I met the Nesselrottes, Tyler was six (!) -- she is now a beautiful, smart, hardworking young lady who I'm proud to know.

As a wedding gift, Stacy generously offered to coordinate our wedding, with the help of Tyler. The two of them have by this point coordinated at least 5 or 6 (maybe more like 10) weddings of past youth group girls that Stacy used to mentor. As soon as I knew Stacy would be taking care of the details on my wedding day, it was like I could breathe again. She helped me figure out everything, from planning the reception set up to figuring out what needed to be rented and who needed to be where when.

Several people have commented on how calm and low-stress I was on the wedding day -- it was 100% because of Stacy. I trusted her completely to follow my vision for the wedding and knew that she would handle any bumps in the road with grace and ability. There was nothing for me to worry about because I knew everything was in Stacy's capable hands.

 One of the most special moments of the day was when I walked in to the reception hall, which Stacy and Tyler had made absolutely beautiful, and Stacy first saw me all decked out in my dress and veil. We both almost cried, knowing all the history we had together and how far I had come to get to the point of getting to marry an amazing godly man.

We never got any photos together (sad!) but Daniel captured some sweet pictures of the Nesselrottes dancing: Tyler dancing with her little brother Christian, Preston dancing with Maggie (who wore herself out completely; she didn't sit out for even one song!), and Stacy dancing with Christian.


  1. I am having reading your wedding posts. Its like I get to be there! I am so proud to know your family. xoxoxo

    1. You're so sweet! I wish y'all could have come! I'm having a lot of fun reliving our day by writing about it. :)