There’s something so refreshing and wonderful about a long, meaningful wedding ceremony. So much of the time (with my own included!) they are short, sweet, and to the point. But when the couple and their guests have time to reflect on the words spoken, when they can think about the covenant being promised, when they can take communion together…it’s a beautiful thing. Kate’s pastor from childhood was the one who married them at the sweet little Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Yorktown, and their marriage quickly became the most important part of the day.
The whole wedding took place on one little street in Yorktown, hopping from a quaint little bed and breakfast to the Yorktown Freight Shed for a gorgeous fall-themed ceremony. Not only did I love the bright pops of color against classic blue tablecloths, I adored the hot chocolate bar and the s’mores favors that Grant and Kate thoughtfully gave to their guests, many who had traveled from all over the country for such a special occasion. When the couple gave their thanks to everyone who had come so far and meant so much to them, the commitment between these people they hold dear and the beginning of their new life together seemed to grow ever deeper.
The lights on the bridge, the reception right on the Yorktown River, the clinking of champagne glasses as person after person offered toasts to Grant and Kate…they all combined for a magical night as two people said their I do’s and promised to love each other for the rest of their lives.
Grant and Kate, thank you for allowing Nathan and I to walk along the journey of your relationship for one short but wonderful day. I hope that you always remember and hold close the words your pastor spoke and the meaning behind what you did on Saturday. Your wedding and your marriage will be the most beautiful things in your lives.
Invitations: Minted | Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridals by David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Anya Bridal | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair: Blown Away Salon | Makeup: Jordan Simpson | Ceremony Venue: Grace Episcopal Church | Reception Venue: Yorktown Freight Shed | Wedding Planning: Regan Van Cura | Floral Designer: Rose Field | DJ: Ed Colton | Dessert: Extraordinary Cupcakes | Catering: The Cooking Lady
The day started with a sweet first look between Kate and her dad.
Then, inside the same church, Grant and Kate got to see each other for the first time.
This church was built in the 1600s and has been beautifully restored…I’m in love with all that architecture!
Guests could even walk down to the Freight Shed for the reception, which just screamed all things fall…
Before the sun was gone, we headed over to the Coleman Memorial Bridge for some beautiful sunset pictures.
Soon it was time for first dances, toasts, and partying the night away!
We did fit in one epic night shot because…why not?!
Before we knew it, it was time for a glow stick exit and the beginning of the next steps for Grant and Kate. Congratulations, you two!