Fernandina Beach Wedding: Katie & Ryan

We traveled to Fernandina Beach, Florida to celebrate and photograph Katie and Ryan’s wedding day earlier this July! I always feel that I want to celebrate with my brides and grooms because by their wedding day I have gotten to know them and have become friends with them. I want to share in the excitement of seeing two individuals that are meant to be together, commit to spending the rest of their lives by each other’s side. This celebration was made extra special because Katie is Cory, my fiancĂ©’s, sister. Katie is also going to be a bridesmaid in our wedding next May, and then my sister! 🙂 Not only was I honored to be invited as a guest to their intimate bed and breakfast wedding ceremony and reception, I was even more honored to be entrusted to photograph this day for them!

Unfortunately we live states away, they are in Florida and Cory and I are in Virginia, and we only get to see each other a few times a year. I could not think of a better way to give Katie and I an instant bond and grow a relationship from, then one of genuine love for them and care for their wedding photographs that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. If this part could not got any sweeter, as we waited for them to come out of the historic courthouse and proceed to do the ceremony in front of one of their fountains, Katie and Ryan came up to Cory and I and asked us to come inside for a moment. That is where they asked if we would be their witnesses, and we both got to sign our signatures for this beginning. When you combine why I love what I do, why I put so much heart into photographing weddings and you add another sentiment in where you are signing as a witness to this special beginning of marriage, you would know just how touched I was by them asking us to do this. They will be on their way to Hawaii shortly and I cannot wait to hear all about it! I look forward in having them celebrate with Cory and I the next year and for Katie to be apart of our wedding day as well! Congratulations Katie and Ryan!

Wedding Venue: Florida House Inn

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