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“Boy” and he calls her “girl”. You have to hear it to understand how cute it is. It fits them. Erik and Holly are such a great example of what it looks like to have a strong friendship as the foundation of a relationship.  When I met with Holly a few weeks ago to discuss wedding details and hear about the big day, I loved hearing all the ideas that Erik came up with! I was so impressed! He was very much involved in planning and I think that is AWESOME! … and what makes it even better is that his ideas are awesome too! The details of Holly and Erik’s wedding day were amazing! They put so much love and thought into everything that they did and it was perfect. Holly is super creative and it showed in every part of their day!

From escort cards with hand written notes to EVERY single guest, to the LIFESIZE engagement picture in the entrance of the reception hall, she thought of everything! All of these wonderful details made me happy but the best part of the day was watching Holly and Erik celebrate with family and friends! It was quite a party! Everyone was so genuinely happy for the two of them! It was such an honor and privilege to be a part of their wedding!

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Holly and Erik! You’re awesome and I hope Jamaica is wonderful! Thank you for allowing be to be with you on your wedding day!

Erik is an AMAZING pianist…so I thought this was fitting:)

Love!!

girl, you’re gorgeous!

Balloons! SO much fun!Married!

Are you ready for this?! AH! Favorite!!! The light was PER-FECT!

Holly had some design help by the fabulous Jenni Green! Love her!

Gotta end with an awesome dancing shot! You go Brad Brewer!

Leave Holly and Erik some love!

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— Katelyn

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