In thinking of Christina and Chris’ wedding, the word that comes to mind is JOY. Joy, here, means hugs and contagious laughter from a group of family and friends celebrating with a truly-in-love couple on a beautiful day (not counting that rain that came in late). And did I mention the smiles? The so-excited-can’t-keep-it-in smiles were everywhere. It was a day where not only the bride and groom took center stage, but also their families. A distant grandmother’s wedding day shoes; the bride’s two sets of grandparents; the groom’s five sisters; a brother’s toast that turned into an epic hero’s adventure tale (with plenty of adventure!); and a sister, a bunch of cousins, a brother and a bunch of friends that acted like brothers in the bridal party. And the best role models of all for a young couple? TWO sets of parents that are still happily married. Things that I had seen before at other weddings, but they didn’t feel the same as this.
Christina and Chris’ wedding was my first after returning from a brief maternity leave. I am now the mother of two daughters. And returning to work, shooting a wedding of one family with two daughters, like mine, and the other with five, was the perfect place to start. After this, it will be hard to look at a relationship between sisters any different. I can only hope my girls can have that kind of relationship: one full of smiles, hugs, contagious laughter and most of all, joy.
As always, a big THANK YOU to everyone involved with their day!
Hair and Makeup – Salon V and Sarah Gibbons; Dress – David’s Bridal
Favors – Sassy ‘Nilla (homemade vanilla extract); DJ – Vivid Events
Florist – Flowers by Danielle