lisa + neal: joined. a memphis tpc southwind wedding.

They waited half a century for each other. Literally. Neither have ever been married before now. Both were waiting for their perfect match. Then one day, a church committee brought them together, and they knew the wait was over.

Six months after they began dating, Lisa was diagnosed with colon cancer. A lot of their time suddenly became consumed with doctors, hospitals, and various treatments. Neal stuck to Lisa’s side through it all. Two years later, Lisa is cancer free, and knows she could not have done it without Neal.

Lisa and Neal began their life together, finally, on a beautiful day at TPC Southwind. Though they both live in Illinois, they brought friends, family, and church officials all they way to Memphis to join hands, hearts, and lives together in marriage.

 

Lisa’s 5 sisters helped her prepare for her big day.

While Neal waited patiently to see the love of his life.

I so wanted to take this ring bearer home with me!

Most wedding ceremonies are very similar. But once in awhile, one stands out. This was one. It was one of the most emotional ceremonies I have had the pleasure of witnessing.

Neal could not contain his emotions as he walked to the altar.

But once he saw his bride, he was all smiles.

Ed captured this beautiful photo of Lisa gazing at Neal.

There were plenty of tears, but just as much laughter.

The blessing of the rings.

The moment everyone was waiting for – married!

We then stole outside for a few portraits of the new man and wife.

One of my favorites…. Lisa truly knows how to bring out the best in the otherwise quiet and shy Neal.

I have never seen a couple so happy to be married. Ed’s photo on the left.

Happy, happy, happy!

Lisa, you are beautiful. Inside and out.

Love Ed’s shot on the right, golf carts and all.

Andria Lewis and crew did an amazing job decorating for the reception. Lisa’s family baked an entire table full of delectable treats for guests to take home. Wedding cake and dessert? Yes, please!

Toasts are always my favorite. You can learn so much about a couple through what others say about them! Just like their ceremony, Lisa’s and Neal’s toasts were full of laughter….

Tears…

And lots of love for family.

And at the end of the day, Lisa and Neal got to leave as husband and wife.

Lisa and Neal, thankyouthankyouthankyou! For being you. For loving like you do. And for giving us the honor of getting to know you. I don’t cry at many weddings. Yours was truly special.

Here’s to waiting. And then waiting some more. And beating cancer. Together. Cheers!

8 Comments
  • tasha anders
    Posted at 19:06h, 09 July

    lisa it was it was such a pleasure working with you! congrats!
    tasha aka makeup artist

  • Adrienne Loretz
    Posted at 12:03h, 10 July

    Congrats! Your pictures are beautiful!!!

  • Cherae Nash
    Posted at 15:18h, 11 July

    Aunty Lisa! I am so sorry I could not attend the wedding, but you are a stunning bride. I teared up while viewing these pictures. I am so full of joy to know that God fulfilled His promises for both you and Bro. Neal. These pictures are a true testament of an abounding love.

  • Dawn Uti
    Posted at 17:31h, 11 July

    You made a beautiful bride Aunt Lisa!!! Congrats!!!

  • sherry
    Posted at 23:32h, 12 July

    Love the pictures! Absolutely beautiful 🙂

  • James D. Willis
    Posted at 09:10h, 13 July

    This was the most beautiful wedding I have ever had the pleasure to witness and be a part of. These pictures are beautiful. Lisa and Neal, I am so happy for you both. God’s continued blessing be on your lives !

  • Mike
    Posted at 19:20h, 23 July

    That was awesome. what a wonderful job.

  • Andria Lewis | Andria Lewis Events LLC
    Posted at 11:42h, 01 August

    Just lovely!!