Shari + Jerry :: wedding story
SHARI FORREST + GERALD HUSHER II :: MARRIED AT FOX RUN PARK – COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
This wedding story is so unique for me. I truly don’t even know how to start this post! So, maybe with Jerry. And me. I’ve known Jer since we were about 12 or 13. He’s one of my best friends. You know the one; the friend that you can move away & start a new season of life, grow in entirely different directions, & yet still pick up the phone & connect again as if the months & years apart are mere moments instead. The friend that though there’s 850 miles between you, you can still rejoice in their successes & empathize in their pain as if you were right up the road. A true friend that time & distance doesn’t matter. A cherished friendship. So when Jerry told me he’d met a girl… And when we joked about how much older she was… Then we didn’t joke about that anymore because the realization that she was pretty close to my age made it not so funny… And when Jerry wouldn’t shut up about her & how awesome her son was… And yada yada yada (I kid, I kid!!!)…. I knew it would only be a short season before he would take the leap & promise her forever. And even with that knowledge, I still got choked up when he told me! Ridiculousness, I tell ya. 🙂
Anyway, enough about me. More about Shari & Jerry. And Camron. And the incredible little family that now is, The Huschers.
Here’s their story
Shari & Jerry were wed at Fox Run Park, near Black Forest, Colorado. We absolutely lucked out on the weather! The day of the rehearsal was bleak & cold & the day after, believe it or not, snowed like crazy! Colorado weather for you.
The formalities of the rehearsal were necessary, for sure. But I think more than anything, everyone was looking forward to the party afterwards; Jerry is quite the cook & beer brewer!
… Everyone showed up comfortable. 🙂
Literally, I’ve known most of these folks for a couple of hours at this point, but couldn’t have been more comfortable; as if they were my own group of friends. ❤ ❤
Day of wedding, I started with the guys. It’s still funny to me how unprepared they were-literally pulling shoes & shirts out of the boxes they were shipped in. And yet, they pulled it together beautifully, without their wives! Though, we were lucky to have Jerry’s dad’s girlfriend help iron all the shirts. 🙂
Oh my, the first look… I know I’ve said it many times before, ut literally, one of my favorite moments at any wedding! That anticipation & nerves & excitement of seeing her in that gown for the first time…. it’s intoxicating!
Aaaaand, here we go!
Aaand, a little off subject, but here’s an absolutely hilarious shot of my son & the precious flower girl. Just moments before this image, we all were encouraging them to dance together. My son proceeded to run off the dance floor as quick his little legs could carry him to go grab his new truck & show it off to his dance partner. He hasn’t quite mastered the skill of flirting, I’d say. 🙂 He’s totally his father’s son!
Jer, Shari & Camron…. words cannot express how much you mean to me. Shari & Camron, I love you guys so much & I’m so glad Jerry has you. He’s become SUCH an amazing man & the thanks belongs to the both of you. I’m so honored to have been such an important part of your wedding story! Thank you for letting me tell it through my lens! I love you all, wish you the best, & may God bless you abundantly!