they found each other in high school.
on japan soil.
both from military families. and now they’re a military family on their own. in florida.
she is a beam of purehearted joy.
he took her out of something she needed saving.
they were legally married a year previously so they could be together, paper married.
this year, they gathered in an open field, surrounded by only those friends closest to them. and they were married.
the most intimate and of special days. you can make a wedding, a relationship, a marriage…whatever you want it to be. this is theirs.
“It’s a corset and mermaid and a little see thru. It’s kinda sexy.” – marita, explaining her dress to us at the salon.
custom made in greece, i’m obsessed with her dress.
and a bouquet from Pikes.
facebook official. so you know it’s real.
my my my. a favorite from the day.
blessing of the hands, one of my most favorite wedding readings.
the wind steals the veil.
one of my favorite frames of all my shooting.
i’m starting to say this way to often, but i mean it every time. there is no way to fully explain my love and connection to these two. being invited along to this day was such an honor. it’d been a year since they showed up to their engagement session with a car packed for florida, a year since i started counting down the days until i would shoot their wedding.
there was nothing conventional about how they chose this day. no parents. no guests. no first dance. they made it exactly what they wanted. and it was the most incredible experience to be a part of. and remained a celebration of the fact they found each other.
and that’s what weddings are truly about. aren’t they.
i love being a part days like this.