This wedding checked all the usual boxes for things you have at a wedding. For instance, the venue was a boat, the groom was in a walking boot with crutches, the weather went from beautiful to heavy rain within 30 minutes…
Wait…that’s right…none of this is usual!
You may be thinking, based on the lovely picture I just painted for you of this wedding, that the day was a disaster. You would be so wrong! If you were to write out a list of general things you need for a successful wedding, at the top of that list would be a happy bride and groom, and let me tell you this wedding had that!
I met Rebecca and Bryan through mutual friends, and when they found out I was a photographer they asked me to photograph their wedding (along with their engagement photos which you can see here). The ceremony and reception, as I mentioned, took place on the “Cherry Blossom” boat. Starting in Old Town Alexandria, the boat went up and down the Potomac river. The boat is a very cool, old school boat that chugs along at a leisurely pace with plenty of windows and deck space to step outside and take in the sights as you move down the river.
Before we departed, I grabbed some shots with the couple and their respective families right by the docks in Old Town. Sadly the weather did not cooperate, but that didn’t stop us from making the best of it! Honestly it would of been really easy for Rebecca and Bryan to let all the different circumstances bring down their wedding day. The remarkable thing about these two though is none of it seemed to faze them! They were happy to be with each other and with their friends, and I’m not sure anything could of changed that!
I think (and hope) that when you look at these pictures, you don’t see the rain or injuries, but instead you see the happiness that was everywhere on this day! With that said, enjoy!
Congrats Rebecca and Bryan! Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your big day! Here’s to many happy years!
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