I remember meeting Britney and Justin over a year ago now. (Which is crazy!) During our first meeting they told me that their Wedding was going to be Christmas themed. I was instantly excited and dreaming about all the greenery and red and just how gorgeous their December wedding was going to be. Well I was wrong when I thought that… It was even better. It was STUNNING! It well exceeded what I had pictured in my mind. Everything went so perfectly together. The pine cone boutonnieres, the beautiful Christmas themed wedding stationary, all of it was just perfect. Then the venue… The District Venue was a PERFECT choice a Christmas Theme Wedding. Everything went hand in hand.
Let me take you to my favorite moment of the day. One, where I was holding back tears. We had just finished up at the hotel, and I headed over to the Venue because it was time for the first look. I remember telling Justin that it was time and asking him if he was ready to see his beautiful bride. He looked at me and you could tell just by looking at his eyes and watching his hands shake a little, that he was nervous. This was it. He knew that all the hard work was done. The waiting is done. He is getting ready to start his life with his gorgeous Bride! We got Justin positioned. Britney began to come up the stairs and I saw that same look in her eyes as Justin’s. “Justin.” Justin’s jaw immediately dropped. Tears began falling from his eyes instantly. I could feel the love. These two could’ve stayed in that very moment for hours. And I would’ve let them. Besides me and my second photographer. These two were able to experience their own private moment. To take it all in, to cry, to laugh, to smile. There is nothing more special in this moment.
Since the day I met Britney and Justin, there was something so special about these two. You could tell that their love was genuine, real, playful, and rare. But Britney and Justin have made it through some tough times. One they shared with me is that Justin was deployed for a year. (Thank you for your service). This was a very trying test. It really led them to find out the strength of their love. It showed them that, if they could get through that, they could get through everything together. Bring it on world, because they are going to win this one! For better or for worse.
Britney & Justin, it has been the best getting to know you both and your families. Seeing just how many people love and care for you two, was just incredible. I have no doubt that you two will conquer the world together. I have no doubt that you guys will inspire other couples to love genuinely and to be a 50/50 partner. I can’t wait to see where you go from here! Here a just a few of my absolute favorites from your day!
I’m not crying you’re crying!
This one took my breath away!