If this week is teaching us anything, it’s that meeting your neighbors can mean meeting your soulmate! Jessica & John, Justine Wright’s sweet couple from our Wednesday feature, met on move-in day—Stephen & Betsy have similar beginnings, and today we a celebrating their lovely little anniversary session with photographers, The Ganeys! It goes to show, the simplest and most chance happenstance can flourish into the rarest magic, the kind of stardust that brightens your heavens before you even think to look up.
From the photographers, The Ganeys:
“Betsy and Stephen have a beautiful love story. Their journey first started when Stephen moved into a house with a group of guys after college. His landlord said, ‘You know, there is a house full of girls across the street – and they have a pool!’ Well, needless to say, Stephen and his friends did end up meeting the house filled with girls, but they never used the pool – what a shame. But it is okay – what actually came from that ended up being better than anything they could have imagined.
In 2014, Stephen and Betsy got married. They had a beautiful wedding in Kentucky. Betsy wore a beautiful sleeved gowns and they danced under the stars.
After celebrating their anniversary, it was time to document their love again. Betsy is an amazingly talented florist in Nashville and she created a beautiful fall bouquet for their anniversary. Filled with roses and dahlias, the lush bouquet was completed with Silk & Willow ribbon tying off the stems. What is so special about this session is that as creatives, we often create for ourselves, or collaborate with others to develop our creativity, but for this shoot it was for Betsy and Stephen. It was a way to portray their love story, and I think that is beautiful.
Betsy wore an Alexandra Grecco gown from The Dress Theory which had a Grecian vibe. Complete with gray lace and a deep v neck, it was a stunning dress. Her delicate jewelry from Summer Ellis completed the look. Her hair was tousled in a loose half braid with a few florals placed carefully.
The way Betsy and Stephen interacted was magical. Stephen held Betsy so gently. Together they have built such an amazing team full of support and compassion.”
photographer: The Ganeys / floral designer: Elizabeth Earnest Florals / dress boutique: The Dress Theory / dress designer: Alexandra Grecco / hair & makeup: Taylor Reynolds / jewelry: Summer Ellis / ribbon: Silk & Willow / film lab: Richard Photo Lab