How they met
Cody and Cody (yes they have the same name) but everyone refers to them as Mr. Cody and Mrs. Cody so no one gets them confused. These two first met when Mrs. Cody went out to Oklahoma to follow her dreams after to college to work with horses. She was working on a cutting horse ranch and Mr. Cody came in to work some horses and they met for the first time. For the first several months of their relationship they were over five hours apart. Working in the cutting horse industry you only get Sundays off. So on Saturdays they would load up in the car and drive the five hours to visit each other as much as they could and would have to get back to their ranch by Sunday evening to start work super early on Monday.
After several months went on, a position opened up close to Mr. Cody’s ranch so Mrs. Cody moved down and now they were only ten minutes apart.
I have known Mrs. Cody for along time because we used to ride horses at the same barn. Then I met her wonderful family and for several years we trail road horses together!
Family Farm Wedding
Mrs. Cody wanted to get married back in North Carolina where her family is from. So they decided to get married at Johnny Wilson Farm in Hudson, NC. It was in the middle of harvest season so there were pumpkins and all kinds of fall decorations. The farm is a small family farm that still is active and even has its own produce stand.
The house that the bride and bridesmaids got married in was built in the early 1900s and is still used today as a hub for the workers on the farm. The crooked floors and old bead board made is so beautiful and rustic for some of the detail shots.
The ceremony took place down beside the pond on the farm just as the sun was setting. There was really not one dry eye in the entire crowd because everyone knew that this love story was real. The love that these to share for each other is something that I’ve never seen. Their walk with God showed through everywhere in their special day.
At the reception, the farm had just built a beautiful new building. All four sides of the barn opened up, their were twinkle lights and a whole lot of dancing. These two sure know how to bust a move. From the slow dance to all of the group dances there weren’t many people left standing to watch.
It sure was a special day and I was so honored that they chose me to photograph it. One moment I will never forget from this day was when the groom went down to the ceremony sight and got down and prayed. No one was around but I happened to look off down the hill and see that. It was one of my favorite moments that I have ever witnessed at a wedding.
I wish these two more than luck because they are two special people that I am able to call friends. They both have huge goals and big dreams and I can not wait to see them chase after them!