Memorial Photo Shoot: Fiancé Passed Away A Month Before Wedding Day
Tristin Woods, Laurens fiancé unexpectedly passed away in a car accident one month before their wedding day. To honor him she decided to do a memorial photo shoot with Stephanie Jarstad Photography in her wedding dress. The session, which took place this past spring, represents healing, blooming, and renewal of the soul.
“July 11th 2014 was the day Tristin put a ring on my finger and we announced our engagement to be married. Our love was pure and real and strong. We were one.”
“We met at a church potluck. I was walking to my car, and he said: Hey wait. I just wanted to tell you that you are the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen. I felt like I was in a movie. It was just perfect.”
“He would call me and if I didn’t answer, he'd forget to hang up and would leave these little voicemails of his pocket noise. I have like twenty of them, but I love it now, because it’s HIS pocket noise.”
“There aren’t words to describe the agony my heart feels at this moment. There aren’t always explanations for tragedies like these, but I have faith that God will get me through this.”
“You have now turned into my very own guardian angel to protect me and comfort me for the rest of my life.”
I didn’t just lose Tristin, I lost the life we’ll never live together, I lost all of the children we’ll never have and all of the grandchildren we’ll never get to spoil, I lost my other half.”
“Rest in peace baby, all my love.”
Memorial Video: Tristin's song, how we met, the "wedding day," what I would tell him.