Josh and Erica met 5 years ago at an Element concert at Amos’s bar and grill. Josh was a mutual friend with some friends Erica knew. Although they just said hi and went about their way, Erica knew that Josh was the one meant for her. It wasn’t until a couple of months later that they ran into each other at another show. Erica said “we talked and actually ‘flirted’ a little bit.” That following Monday Erica mentioned to her friend that she would like to get to know Josh and the wheels were set in motion since Erica’s friends husband worked and carpooled with Josh. The next weekend Erica had a get together at her house with several friends and Josh was invited. They hit it off. There was an instant connection. Josh and Erica were together for 5 years before they got engaged this January. They had talked about marriage for a while, but weren’t quite ready to take the step. Josh actually proposed to Erica in the parking lot of the mall, because he couldn’t wait to give her the ring. They had a short engagement of 6 months, but it was much longer than Josh wanted it to be. They planned their wedding around Erica’s school schedule. Purple is now and has always been Erica’s favorite color so it was the first choice for the wedding color theme. Josh and Erica decided to get married at their home church, Destiny Bible Church because they are part of such a close knit family in their church. Erica said it is home to them, and they wanted all of their family and friends to experience that environment. Erica & Josh chose a simple wedding that only included themselves and their two kids in the wedding party. They kept the ceremony and reception very small and intimate. Josh and Erica also had the reception at the church so it made for a very smooth transition from the wedding ceremony to the reception. Erica & Josh were very happy with the outcome and feel of their wedding and reception. Erica said everything was perfect. Josh and Erica were planning on going on a honeymoon to Gatlinburg TN, but have changed those plans and have decided to visit friends in Charleston and Virginia instead.
Here are some of my favorite images from Josh and Erica’s wedding day. They decided to get ready at a friends home and do a first look before the wedding.