Annie-Beth is incredible. With Joe- she’s magnificent:) Annie-Beth called me last spring and told me she really liked my style because it was so artistic. She went on to explain how she loves art. I felt so honored to be worthy to be called an artist:) Annie-Beth and her mom were both so sweet as they explained what her wedding was going to be like. Cincinnati is where Joe and Annie-Beth are getting married because they love the city that much. The best part: the reception is at the Newport Aquarium!! I can’t wait to see the “opening day” of their marriage together. I can’t believe it’s almost here!! The end of May will be here before you know it.
I had Anni-Beth write a few words on how they met and how Joe proposed.
How we met:
After finishing my first year as an undergrad, I decided to stay in Lexington during the summer. I found a job working at a retail store in the mall. Joe, having worked at a local high school, also needed a summer job and took a position doing stock at the same retailer. He tried to get me to hang out with him and his friends several times, but each time I had something else going on. Eventually Joe got tired of trying and gave me his number. A few weeks later, I called him and we had our first date. Now here we are almost six years later.
In August of 2008, I decided to go to grad school in Rhode Island starting the following spring semester. We both knew we had something special, and neither one of us had any doubt that we would not stay together for the two-plus years we would be apart. On Christmas of 2008, my parents invited Joe’s parents to our house to spend Christmas with us. The only thing out of the ordinary was the fact that they were coming; Joe always came to my house on Christmas day. The last gift I opened was an empty box; the next thing I knew Joe was down on one knee asking me to marry him. Of course I said yes.
I recently- well a month ago (I’m very behind on blogging)- I took photographs for a local musician/ songwriter, Gabe Gibitz. He just released his third record, “I’ll Fly Away.” It was my pleasure to take the photographs on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon. We walked out into an open field where it was dry enough to lay down and take a cat nap in the sun when we were done shooting. What’s better than that- besides drinking straight from the hose?:) Please visit his web site for full details! http://www.gabegibitz.com/fr_home.cfm
Here is Gabe’s short bio:
For over 6 years, Gabe Gibitz has been leading the Church in worship. In the summer of 2002, Gabe went down to Mexico on a mission trip, where the Lord completely rearranged his life. It was there that he met Abbie (his future wife) and was given a passion to write music and lead others in worship.
After he married Abbie, the Holy Spirit began to do a major work in him, teaching him what truly was important in worship. He learned that it was the anointing and presence of the Holy Spirit that truly makes worship powerful. Both he and Abbie now lead worship together. They live in Wilmore, Kentucky with Toby, their Keeshond. If you would like for them to lead worship at an event in the future, you can contact them through their website. Also, if you’re interested in seeing your dreams fulfilled, Abbie just started her own career and life coaching business! Be sure to check out her website as well.