Bobby and Emily first met over a spring break missions trip in 2012. Their schools shared a bus traveling to Florida and they hung out with the same group of people during the week. Fun fact, I was also on that bus and first met Emily in that week too! Their friendship with each other began, and continued when they returned home. A few months later they started dating!
Three years after that first missions trip to Florida, Bobby and Emily went every year after. In 2015, for their last time, Bobby started out the week by giving Emily a note card explaining she would be getting multiple cards from him throughout the week. Each card would be an event that had to happen in order for them to have met three years ago. Each card began with "What if..." and asked what would've happened if that event never took place. Each day Emily would receive new cards from Bobby, and together they would reminisce about the memories they have shared. Halfway through the week, Bobby told Emily there was a letter of the alphabet on the back of each card and that they would spell something out at the end of the week. He told her to bring all of the cards to dinner on Friday night, when the two schools walk down the beach to an outdoor restaurant where they get to eat dinner overlooking the ocean and watch the sun fall past the waves. After dinner, Bobby had Emily put the cards in chronological order of the events on them, explaining that once they were in order, then the words on the other side would be in order. They laid the cards in the sand and Emily read what they spelled, "What if you married me?" Bobby told Emily that despite that week being their last adventure together at Big Break, he wanted a lifetime of adventures with her. Bobby pulled out a ring and asked Emily to marry him, and she said YES!!
Many strong friendships began in that very first week in Florida, such as with their future best man and matron of honor (who also met during that week and were married last year!) I don't think the four of them could have predicted the impact that first week would have had years down the road. Eventually leading to Bobby and Emily's wedding day.
Their day was everything a wedding day should be, nothing short of a celebration! They were surrounded by dear friends and family who laughed, cried, and rejoiced the whole day with them. I couldn't help but tear up myself as Emily walked down the aisle towards Bobby, the proudest groom ever! These two were created for each other. I am so glad they met four years ago, and so honored to have spent their day with them as they became husband and wife.
I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Buffington!
Such a joyful and goofy bunch!
When you tell the groomsmen to just walk and talk to each other, but instead they breakout in song. Yeah, they know what is up!
Time for some football!
Emily gifted Bobby with tickets to Lion King and Bobby gave Emily a Buffington Packer jersey!
A first look with Emily's brother and her dad
As the wedding party walked down the aisle Bobby and Emily played a video they made when the FIRST started dating, followed by the video of Bobby proposing to Emily
A deep breath before it begins
So overwhelmed by his bride!
They are married!!
Go Pack Go!!
Bobby and Emily share a love for Legos, and their cake expressed that perfectly!
Bobby shared a dance with his grandmda too :)
The best father-daughter dance - a Polka!
Waves Entertainment always keeps the dance floor full!
I love snapping a shot of the longest married couple!
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors that made this day one Bobby and Emily will never forget!
Second Shooter: Everglow Photography