The Groom Wore Tennis Shoes: Easygoing Wedding by Stephen DeVries

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_09

Sometimes it’s nice to harken back to a more traditional approach to a wedding — and, in at least one aspect, this couple did just that in this Auburn, Alabama, celebration, as pictured by Stephen DeVries. How were they different? There was no “big reveal” as is so common in weddings now: the bride and groom were apart prior to the ceremony and didn’t see each other until they met at the outdoor altar. Whether or not they were keeping the old superstition about “bad luck” to the bride and groom who see each other “before the church” isn’t clear; what is, however, is that they found ways to give each other that little affectionate “nod” beforehand, anyhow. He sent her a love letter, while she sent him Batman cufflinks!

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_02

Easygoing is the tone here: the bride’s hair is loose around her shoulders, her bouquet is heavy on sunflowers and brown-eyed Susans — and her groom is in white sneakers! After Dad hugs his little girl and Mom fixes her daughter’s veil, the bride meets her man with the backdrop of a stately home behind them. Married on a stone deck, they process back down an aisle of grass and enjoy an outdoor reception. The bride’s cake is trimmed in brown-and-yellow flowers, while the groom’s cake holds a camping scene. Happy dancers form a conga line in front of a reflecting pool — and the bride helps lead the way. Then, in a flurry of bouquet- and garter-tossing, the happy pair is ushered into an appropriately decorated convertible, and drive off into their future together.

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_01

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_03

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_04

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_05

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_06

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_07

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_08

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_10

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_11

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_12

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_13

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_14

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_15

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_16

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_17

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_18

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_19

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_20

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_21

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_22

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_23

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_24

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_25

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_26

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_27

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_28

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_29

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_30

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_31

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_32

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_33

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_34

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_35

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_36

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_37

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_38

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_39

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_40

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_41

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_42

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_43

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_44

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_45

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_46

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_47

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_48

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_49

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_50

The-Groom-Wore-Tennis-Shoes-Easygoing-Wedding-by-Stephen-DeVries_51

Leave your vote

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written by Janet Butler

Profile photo of Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *