This was a very special wedding for us. We take pride in getting to know each one of our couples as best as possible before filming their special day, but with Hannah+Gavin it was a different level.
I (Ryan Welch) met Gavin in 2004 when he was a freshman in high school. I started leading Young Life at Sheldon HS and remember the first time I met him him outside the cafeteria. I had the honor of being his YL leader for the next 4 years. Our relationship continues today, as he’s one of my assistant coaches for the Pop Warner football team I coach.
We met Hannah through Gavin. She started baby-sitting our kids and our friendship grew from there. Hannah actually lived with us for a few months last summer and a few weeks before their wedding and our kids got to be flower girl and ring bearer. Hannah+Gavin are like family and it was so much fun being part of their wedding in August.