“Babe, are you going to turn around and look at me?” Joy-Anna asked Austin, as his back was turned away from his future bride. “I don’t know, can I?” he responded before to turning around to see Joy-Anna walking down the aisle in her wedding gown. As Austin turned around to see his bride-to-be, he gave Joy-Anna a huge smile and the two then met and joined hands before exchanging “I love yous.”
“So beautiful. You smell so good, too,” Austin said. “You’re the most prettiest bride ever.”
“When I saw Joy for the first time in her wedding dress, I don’t even know how to describe it,” Austin recalled. “I remember just being like, Okay, this is really it. Today we’re getting married.” For Joy-Anna, “seeing Austin’s reaction made it even more special for me of just watching his face and him looking at my dress. That kind of stuff just makes my day.”
The couple then made their way to the stage, where Austin presented Joy with a shadowbox filled with “all the flowers and roses that [he’d] given her over [their] relationship.”
The box also featured a sweet love note to Joy that read: “My dearest love, the very thought of getting to be your husband is very humbling and a great honor. You’re truly a gift from our heavenly father. The way we have been brought together is very evident we serve a God that cares so much for us. Getting to spend time with you is my favorite thing. You are fun, enthusiastic, adventurous and always willing to try new things. I love you with all my heart and can’t wait to grow deeper in love with you.”
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