The green in this palette was designed to match the ribbon on Eden’s Baptism candle. It gives a lovely richness and real oil painting style to the cake don’t you think? 🌿 I couldn’t bear to sharpen the edge on this cake. Sometimes it’s prettier to just go with the flow .... ...
STORY TIME ABOUT JOHN AND I:
Have you ever felt led to tell your best friend you love them and want to date them but also want to marry them on a canoe in the middle of a lake? Welllll, that’s the story I’m telling today about two best friends named Liz and John(holllarrr that’s us).
Three days after John and I met, John went on a dating fast(✖️💑no dating for that boy). But we also happened to start becoming really close friends so we were like “hey, let’s be friends but YO boundaries because you are on a dating fast.” Soooo friendship it was.
Fast forward a year, after road trips with us two and dear friends, shooting weddings, and talking about Jesus and life. John became one of my best friends, and I became one of his bestest friends🌼
John and I decided to go out canoeing and while we were in the middle of the lake, our conversation slowly came to a pause😶 I looked over at John, he looked nervous and seemed a little distant and distracted. Little did I know, he was feeling conflicted in his heart about whether or not to tell me right then and there that he loved me. In his mind it was along the lines of, “If she doesn’t say it back and we are just sitting out here in the middle of the lake then we would awkwardly have to paddle back. Buuut also it could go well? But she’s stranded out here with me so I guess I’ll go for it. 🤷🏼♂️” Hahahaha😂
I hesitantly asked John, “whatchya thinking about?”
And he slowly and shakily got up and moved to the middle to be closer to me and started pouring out his heart and basically professed his love to me. Hahaha it felt so dramatic in the moment but now we look back and can’t help but laugh😂
“I love you”
My heart was bursting inside. I had also grown to love love love this best friend of mine.
“I want to date you”
YAY — WOW.
“I want to marry you”
Woooahh, okay, yeah I’m terrified of marriage but let’s date!!! Hahaha🙈
Here we are almost three years after meeting. We are married and happy as clams to get do life alongside each other. We laugh and love our sweet, cheesy, hilarious canoe story😂💕🌿 Thanks for pressing into Jesus and taking the risk on that canoe, John. ...
My heart needed these two. I’ve spent the last two days crying, not seeing the good in the day, feeling down and then this session happened, and for an hour nothing else seemed to matter. We laughed, we talked about love, and life. And It was good, and so incredibly needed. I’m so grateful for our time together tonight Sarah & Seth, It made my day ♥️ ...