Ferrum College Wedding | Roanoke Wedding Photographer | Josiah + Megan

  Yellow and White Summer Wedding

What do I say about a day like this? My baby sister, who I swear was only 8 years old just a few days ago, got married this last weekend. Megan and Josiah dated for several years but when I woke up that morning, it felt like everything had happened in the blink of an eye. It was an emotional day for everyone, and as I looked around I realized our family either had huge smiles on their faces or tears of joy on their cheeks. What a beautiful memory.

As I reflect on the day, a few things stick out. One is the first look she had with my dad. I wish I could include every single one of those images, but it's hard to explain the emotion there. It's the end of an era, his last child getting married. I remember the kids - there were 9 flower girls and ring bearers! - that will show up throughout the pictures because almost all of their parents were in the bridal party (and it was a good kind of chaos!). I'll never forget the ceremony or the vows Megan and Josiah wrote to each other and delivered with voices shaking and tears flowing.

It's hard to express how amazed I am at the woman Megan has become, or how thankful we all are that she found someone like Josiah to marry. She asked him out so many years ago and has never regretted that decision. Yet over time, he has proven that his love for her and his love for God are genuine and enduring, and while it's hard to acknowledge that she is growing up and moving away, I can think of no one better to walk alongside her in life.

What you'll see throughout the day is sheer joy. The bright yellow and white wedding bouquets Megan chose match her sunny personality. The grounds of Ferrum College were the perfect place for them to laugh and kiss and revel in the fact that they are finally married. The family and friends surrounding them throughout the day made it all come together in a perfect way.

Josiah and Megan, I'm so proud of you both. You have survived a long distance relationship and handled it better than I ever could. You love each other deeply and make each other so happy. But above all, your relationships with the Lord are authentic and integral to your relationship and with that in mind, I know that your lives together will be sweet. I love you both more than I can say!

Click here to see their Fort Monroe engagement session.

Bride's/Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Hair/Makeup: Bliss Salon & Spa | Venue/Catering: Ferrum College | Menswear: National Tuxedo Rentals  | Florals: Jessica Jett | Cake: Treats by Sarah Giudi | Desserts: Duck Donuts | DJ: Josh Howie

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | White Wedding Shoes
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Ring Shot with Pearls
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride getting makeup done
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | White Wedding Shoes and Perfume
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding Pearls
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride Getting Ready
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding Ring Shot
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride kissing the flower girl
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Groom getting ready
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | The groom

I love how they included so much family in their wedding! My brother, Josiah's brother, and his brother-in-law were all in the wedding party.

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Navy and gray groomsmen
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Yellow and White Wedding Bouquet
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bridal portrait

All three of us cried our eyes out during Megan's first look with my dad...

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | First look with dad

If you look closely, you may just recognize the bridesmaid on the far right...

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Navy bridesmaid dresses

Then came the ceremony...and yes, we were ALL as emotional as these two.

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Father walking bride down the aisle
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding ceremony
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding ceremony

One of the highlights was a sweet foot washing ceremony...I'm assuming Megan is pretty ticklish!

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Foot washing ceremony
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | White and yellow bridesmaid bouquets
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Husband and wife first kiss
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, White, and Navy Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bridal party
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bridal portrait
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

Before we knew it, it was time for their fun brunch reception. Megan decorated the tables with sweet bud vases, signs handmade by our older sister, and vintage books - all of which she has read before!

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Vintage book and bud vase centerpiece
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom first dance
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Piano Wedding Cake
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This is probably my favorite detail! Our older sister made the sign, my dad made the slogan, and it made everyone laugh (Megan's new name is Sprankle!).

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding doughnut wall
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding reception guests
 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Best man speech

Congratulations, Josiah and Megan! May your joy carry you through a lifetime together.

 Yellow, Navy, and White Summer Wedding | Wedding sprinkle exit

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.