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Tim and Alice | Carroll County Wedding

This wedding is near and dear to my heart. It speaks of love after loss and God’s amazing grace. You see, the groom in this wedding is my head pastor. He has been since I was 15. I have known him for 20 years. He married Pete and I. Pete has worked with him at our church for the past 14 years. And we just met his bride this year. You see, Tim lost his wife Lara to cancer a few years ago. It was a horrible sadness our church walked with Tim and Lara. It is hard to watch anyone go through that, let alone your head pastor’s family. Then to see him as a single dad for these past years and wonder with him if he would ever be able to love again. But God is good… and always has a plan.

Alice was on the Eastern Shore living the same story. She too had lost her husband to cancer. In fact, the same exact cancer that Lara had. The odds are something like 20 people in a million get it. What are the chances that these two would fall and love and marry? I don’t believe in chances. I believe in a God who is good and can redeem the bad, the hurt and the pain.

What is exciting about this whirlwind romance is that Tim and Alice have known each other since childhood. They grew up on the same small island in Maryland. There were sparks then, but as life goes on and college carries you away, things get complicated and grow distant. Both Tim and Alice went on with their lives and had fantastic families with their spouses whom they loved more than anything. We will never forget Lara and James.  God chose to bring them back together after tragic circumstances and rekindle an old flame.

I have loved watching their romance. Alice is new to our church family, and we welcome her with open arms. She is a great fit and we love that she loves Tim! I was honored when they asked me to capture their wedding day. I knew it would be a bit of a crazy affair with lots of folks coming from many areas and parts of each of their pasts. Such an exciting moment! So I asked if they would consider having some time alone before the ceremony for photos and a time to pause before the day got underway. I love these moments alone with a couple because the bride can truly enjoy her groom’s expression when he sees her in her dress for the first time. Tim and Alice were so much fun during this session!! They had time to pray and embrace and ham it up for the camera!

One of the best parts of this wedding for me was that my husband Pete got to officiate it. It was like coming full circle. Now Pete was marrying Tim to Alice. The service was a combination of singing praises to God, thanking Him in prayer, Pete teasing Tim and Alice and beautiful handwritten vows with their children on stage with them. You can see their joy busting through. Alice was laughing and smiling the entire ceremony and Tim was beaming. I love how the congregation came tougher to pull this off so quickly! I love that 2 of Tim’s kids are in our high school ministry and that one of Alice’s sons is now becoming a youth leader with us.

Congrats Tim and Alice!!

Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography
Carroll County Wedding by Kimberly Brooke Photography

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Amanda Nelson of Identity Salon

Flowers: June Rusterholtz and Brooke Poole

Cake & Cupcakes: Marilyn Higgins of Whatever Whimsy

Music: Kim & Jeremy Sorenson and Mark Anderes

Officiant: Pete Green

To so many others to thank who came to decorate, made food, set up and broke down the event – thank you!

May 8, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Airlia Lotz - Kim, you captured these beautiful moments perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

May 8, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Caitlin M. - So wonderfully put and beautifully captured! Thanks for sharing!

May 8, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Marilyn Pelkoski Higgins - Beautiful!

May 8, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Kimberly Eyler- Zinkand - These pictures are just breathe taking. Kim you did a fabulous job with a Beautiful couple. I have proof of your beautiful wedding picture of one of your 1st weddings you did.

May 8, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Julie Zine Coleman - I so enjoyed reading your story and seeing these amazing pictures. Cried through some of them!! How wonderful to see God’s happy ending for these two that he loves. Thank you so much for sharing these!!

May 8, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Elizabeth Hall - These are beautiful pictures! Congratulations to Alice and Tim!!!

May 8, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Elizabeth Skelton Anderson - Beautiful!!

May 8, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Kristen Coffman Snow - Beautiful pictures as always, Kim!

May 8, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Lori Hall Grubb - Absolutely love these pictures

May 8, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Yamaha Evans - Kim! Great job, and even better news! Congratulations to Tim and Alice, here’s to many years of love and happiness together!

May 8, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Donna Gilmore Haines - These are exquisite Kim! Just amazing!

May 8, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Deb Baginski - Such a blessing. Powerfully blessed.

May 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Melanie Burrier - All I can say is wow. Simply beautiful in every way.

May 8, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Ginger Gallagher - Beautiful…. Thank you for sharing…

May 8, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Laura Seavolt - Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing

May 9, 2014 - 12:10 am

Sylvia Findley Nunnelee - So beautiful. Love all of these pictures.

May 9, 2014 - 12:33 am

Caryn Mitchell - Breathtaking!!!! Made me have tears of joy again. God is good!

May 9, 2014 - 12:45 am

Annette Meyers - First your beautiful words, Kim. I can’t be the only one who teared up reading them! Then these beautiful pictures. God is good and I’m so glad to see Tim smile again. Thanks for letting us take a peak at these pictures.

May 9, 2014 - 2:32 am

Diana Mae Rogers - Chris and I were heartbroken that we couldn’t attend the wedding and this celebration of joy – but these pictures brought us as close as we could possibly get. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and product with us and everyone, Kim!

May 9, 2014 - 2:40 am

Joan Hoffman Baile - Beautiful words and photos! Thanks for sharing Kim.

May 9, 2014 - 3:19 am

Vicky Ford - Beautiful pictures Alice and Tim, so happy for you both, hope you have many years of happiness!……….God Bless

May 9, 2014 - 5:27 am

Natasha Reaver Pinheiro - Beautiful pictures and a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing, Kim.

May 9, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Louise M Windsor - What gorgeous pictures of a truly God-touched/God-blessed love story. I have known this family since Alice was a very young girl. Jeanne and Charles were awesome parents and raised a wonderful family. I loved having Alice in my classroom because her smile brought an infectious feeling of happiness to everyone. I’ve followed her and remained in touch with her and the family throughout the years and couldn’t be happier for how God has brought Alice and Tim full circle. (Tim’s uncle was my first principal, my mentor and a great Christian inspiration to me!) These pictures have made me cry–again . . . . . God is so good, all the time!

May 9, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Jeanne Webster Abbott - Their story has all parts of a beautiful fairytale but real to life. GOD’s Amazing grace comes through to mankind through Tim, Alice and their children. More beautiful than words.

May 9, 2014 - 6:17 pm

Heather Webster Esham - Just beautiful! So very happy for you both!

May 9, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Betty Horner Whyel - What a beautiful wedding and such a loving story

May 10, 2014 - 4:48 am

Amy Hinkley Neuenschwander - How precious!!! God is so very good!

May 28, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Carol Johnson Thompson - Absolutely Beautiful Kim!!

June 5, 2014 - 3:12 am

Darlene Naecker - Kimberly Brooke Green these are stunning and oh my goodness are you so talented. You captured their most beautiful moments! Thank you for sharing!

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