Last year I had a Free wedding contest, Cherilyn and Rick won! The contest was for a 5 hour wedding and a particular number of photos. The contest was fun, I could see the outpouring of love these couples had from their friends and families! It was amazing, all the votes came in, people telling stories on the contest, truly something to cherish. Let me tell you, Cherilyn and Rick were definitely loved, I don't remember the amount votes they had, but I remember how much love came across my inbox!
After meeting them, I could see why everyone was cheering them on. To know them is to love them! Their love radiated in our meeting, then we headed to the engagement session. I don't even think I gave them a pose, not once! They were themselves and that made my job super easy.
After everyone was ready, we set up for the "First Look" it's definitely a moment I won't soon forget. Sometimes emotions get away from us, and for sensitive people like myself, it was no stopping the flow of tears....in a happy way. I'm blessed to have been a small part in this day. I won't show you my ugly cry photo, but trust me, it's terrible! I think it was so powerful seeing Rick in his uniform, and just the whole logistics of the day brought me to tears. I'll miss them terribly! So thankful for Social Media to be able to keep in touch with everyone!
What a perfect day for such an amazing couple, the Brooklyn Arts Center never looked so grand with gorgeous decor and probably the closest family in history to fill it with a ton of love! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cross, we love you and hope your new life in San Diego is amazing! Thank you Rick for serving our country!
Special Thanks to:
Coordinator: Brittany at Orchid Island Events
Flowers: Beautiful Flowers By June
Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center
Video: M2 Productions
Catering: Middle of the Island Catering
Band: The Band Punch
Cake: Emmy's Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Silverceiling
Ceremony Music: Dockside Strings