From the bride- “Sam and I have personal, complicated histories that are both sad and beautiful in different ways… I got married when I was 18 to an abusive guy I hardly knew. It was a very horrible and brief marriage. When I was 20 I was a divorced single mother. I had been struggling with my ex in court and trying to work and care for my daughter the best I could. I dated casually here and there after my divorce but nothing panned out.
Sam grew up in a very sheltered and controlled environment. He got out of it in his early 20’s and then met and married an amazing women named Audrey. Nine months into their happy marriage Audrey was diagnosed with Leukemia while she was pregnant with their daughter, Violet. Sam struggled to help his wife and daughter for the next 6 years until she passed away August 8, 2016.
Both of us were trying to figure out life after. Struggling as single parents and then Sam reached out to me. Our first date was awkward and it didn’t help that we knew of each other’s histories a bit. But on the second date we both got into our histories and relaxed and got to know each other a little bit more. There was definitely something there.
Sam and I definitely saved each other. Our hearts and minds are completely in sync and we felt such a strong pull towards each other. From the very start we felt there was a Heavenly Hand involved in our relationship. Both of us have wondered if that hand was Audrey…
Sam and I are beyond excited to get married. It all feels like it was meant to be with us.”
Photographer | Kylee Olivia Photography