Sunday marked the one year anniversary that they MET. Yea…. that wasn’t a typo! They MET one year ago at a halloween party. They started talking and were dating by Thanksgiving! Several months later, they were engaged. They just knew… and so did everyone else in their life… that they were supposed to be together.
As Rebekah got ready, she showed me a notebook where she had been writing letters to her future husband since she was 16. As she flipped through the pages with her bridesmaids, laughing at some of the ridiculous things girls write down when they are teenagers… they also read things that showed that God was preparing her for Matt so many years ago. It’s crazy to think that a little over a year ago, Rebekah had no idea who her husband was going to be… and now she’s honeymooning in Antigua! God is faithful and I love being a part of weddings where He’s present and very much a part of the day. It changes things… really. It just feels different. All weddings are emotional and so sacred…. but when two people love the Lord… it adds a whole new dimension to the relationship. Being a part of their day was an amazing experience. Jill helped me out and I think she would agree that it never felt like we were working… even when the briars attacked me during portraits and the blisters started to form during the reception, I loved being there. Matt and Rebekah are WELL LOVED and I think that’s because they realllly know how to love others! It baffles me to think that this was only my SECOND time to hangout with them! I feel like we’ve known each other for years!!
It was 1:45 and Rebekah got into her gorgeous gown, put on her jewelry, shoes, garter and was smiling the whole time. The time had come to see her groom and since Rebekah is a photographer, she knows how sweet this moment is. She looked amazing, absolutely stunning. They shared a few minutes to themselves and then we drove into Middleburg for portraits. I was a little excited and literally almost walked into oncoming traffic because my mind was elsewhere. I had “find good light!” on the brain and we did just that. I LOVED this wedding and I can’t wait to show you!! So here are my MANY favorites!!! And Matt and Rebekah, you two stole my heart the moment we met for your engagement session. I have been looking forward to your wedding day for MONTHS and it was nothing short of perfection! It was SUCH an honor!! Love you both!!
I got a little carried away with the dress shots… it was so beautiful!!
Reading a letter from Matt…
oh my sweet goodness Rebekah… you’re gorgeous!
Some time alone…. First Looks will NEVER get old to me! I love them!!
Oh… and these two laugh CONSTANTLY… I have no idea what they’re laughing at… but it makes for GREAT pictures!
Let’s play a game…. who can find Katelyn in this picture. Woops!
Her dress FLEW!
The light was awesome!!
Jill capture this one and I LOVE it!!
yesssss! yay fall!
Ohhhh gosh. The briars had literally attacked themselves to me hair… don’t judge. I’m just posting this because I adore these two so so much!! Sweet memories!
Venue | The Briar Patch, Middleburg VA
Dress | David’s Bridal
DJ | Jeremy Winston
Videographer | Alyssa Eckhart
Catering | R&R Catering
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Favors | Muffins!!
Honemoon | Antigua!