I’m not sure where to start with this one, so let’s start with the couple!
I mentioned in my post of Jonathan and Jennie’s engagement photos (which you can see here) that there were some Virginia Tech connections. Well allow me to elaborate! As mentioned before, Jonathan and I were both in the Virginia Tech Marching Virginian’s (even though we didn’t know each other). Well his girlfriend Jennie who lived in Texas for a time ended up meeting a good friend of mine Kim (who was also in Marching Virginian’s), and thus the whole web of connections was born! Kim ended up being the maid of honor, she recommended Jonathan and Jennie to me, and the rest is now history!
Given their love of water, they naturally decided to get married by a Lighthouse on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The location was awesome! The lighthouse itself is a museum so there was a lot of character to the whole area. Next to it was a house that the wedding party actually stayed at before and after the wedding. Finally the spot of the ceremony was right in front of an old bell tower. Coupled with the water in the background and the overall history of the location it was really a site to behold!
Not to be outdone by the location itself, Jonathan and Jennie threw in a couple of details that really made the wedding their own. For starters they had their wedding catered by Chipotle (which was awesome!), but the best touch was the flowers. They didn’t have any! Jennie and friends ended up making paper flowers for everything! Table centerpieces, bouquet, boutonnières, literally everything! If that wasn’t enough, much of the paper used in the creation of said flowers were old school notes and homework Jennie had saved through the years (and many from classes that Jonathan and Jennie had together in high school when they first met). The whole thing was remarkable and quite beautiful!
Jonathan and Jennie opted for a first look on the beach before the wedding followed by a nice stroll down along the water. The ceremony was officiated by Jennie’s sister, and the small but close knit group of friends and family really brought the whole thing together. After the ceremony there were lawn games, dancing, cupcakes, and good times for all!
Did I paint a decent enough backdrop for this wedding? Well if not, the pictures will! Enjoy!
Thank you Jonathan and Jennie for allowing me to photograph your big day! Here’s to many happy years!
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