Marriage is a huge commitment. Marriage when kids are involved becomes a whole new matter entirely. When Chris and Rebecca said their vows, they did so before the typical friends and family...but they also had her three children by their side. It was the most touching moment of the day as the kids helped exchange rings, then plant a new family tree that will grow and flourish through the years as these two families are now one.
Their vision for their day, an intimate backyard wedding right on the water in Chesapeake, was a celebration of this close-knit feeling that would last as the sun set and the couple drove away (in a Viper, no less!). All Rebecca wanted was to feel like a bride, capture the love she had found in Chris, and relax on a gorgeous summer day on the Elizabeth River. She got it all and more. Together these two have the most natural and sweet interactions - it's a love you just can't fake, and a happiness that will last through the years.
Chris and Rebecca, it was truly an honor to be at your celebration - and what a celebration it was! My heart was full as I watched your family grow and officially become one, and I was filled with joy when I saw your beaming smiles and the hope for what was to come. Congratulations, and may each year be better than the last.
Chris and Rebecca chose to do a first look...and theirs are some of my favorite reactions ever!
The ceremony overlooked the Elizabeth River during sunset...and oh was it gorgeous!
One of Rebecca's sons walked her down the aisle...
It was simply the perfect summer day for an outdoor reception.
Before the night finished, we took some pictures right at sunset. That glow!!!
Congratulations, Chris and Rebecca!