In mid-October, Curtis and I headed to Chicago, Illinois to witness Ryan Fields' wedding. Ryan is Curtis' best friend - they were roommates in college and have been best friends ever since. I also knew Ryan in college through RUF, a campus ministry.
Ryan is about to be a College Pastor at Creekside Community Church, this was the church that Ryan and I both attended when we were in college.
Here we have Curtis assisting the groom as he gets ready for his wedding! They are a lot alike. Both Ryan & Curtis are pastors, they have a similar sense of humor, and they are both INFJ's (if you know anything about the Meyers-Briggs personality test).
In fact, they both married women that have the same birthday (not year): November 30th.
The other two gentlemen in this photo are Ryan and Curtis' other two roommates in college - Josh and Jeffrey. Josh was married just five months earlier in May.
I'm not usually one to take pictures during a prayer, but this was just such a cool moment. I thought it was beautiful to see all these godly men praying over Ryan before the ceremony, asking God to be glorified. (I thought their wedding ceremony was beautiful and I couldn't help but worship the Lord for His goodness to Ryan and Emily.)
Off to the ceremony we go! We somehow stuffed 8 people into Ryan's little Taurus. (Side note: I hear this was one of the last memories that Ryan had in his Taurus before it died.)
Here's 4 of the 5 of us stuffed in his back seat.
Emily and Ryan make such a beautiful couple! Here they are making their vows to each other, before God and all the witnesses.
Announcing for the first time:
Mr & Mrs. Christopher Ryan Fields!
The 4 roommates: Jeffrey, Curtis, Ryan, and Josh.
And here are all the wives with their husbands! I had a great time getting to know Josh's wife, Alicia, while our husbands were performing wedding duties. Alicia and I will look forward to getting to know Emily more in the future! :)
Curtis and I were so happy that we could make it to his wedding! Curtis was a groomsman and he was so glad that he could see God answer his prayers for Ryan to find a wife. He had been praying this prayer over the past 4 years. Praise the Lord for answering prayers, even if it isn't in the timing that we expect.