Brooke + Ryan. New Year’s Wedding.

They journeyed the growing years sharing their group of friends in Carroll County, Maryland. They eventually reconnected down south . . .Lynchburg, Virginia to be exact, where she studied to be a psychologist and he, an electrical engineer. Liberty University provided a large canvas on which to dream bold strokes of love and hope. The oldest church in our sweet town of Westminster, Maryland provided the canvas on which to begin the rest of their lives. Ryan arrived first and hid in the sanctuary. Brooke’s limo dropped her at the church steps. Their first look . . . kinda like two kids on Christmas morning . . . receiving the best gift ever.

 

 

Perfect color palette for beautiful Brooke . . .the sunshine just streams out of her spirit. Obviously Ryan is drawn to the light. It was obvious in the way that he was  overwhelmed with pure joy the entire night. I kept smiling as I’d find Ryan at different points in the night holding Brooke’s sassy yellow heels . . . or her gorgeous bouquet.

 

Madeline Flack of Madelines Flowerworks of Roland Park realized Brooke’s desire to hold sunshine in her hands.

 

 

Marcie Lenick was the designer for the event. She and lighting designer Michael Poist absolutely transformed the space at Crossroads Community Church. It was jaw dropping gorgeous. I am a firm believer that it’s all about the light and the details. . . creating the atmosphere. And Marcie and Michael . . . they know their craft.

 

 

 

 

How’s that for the face of “I can’t believe this beauty is mine!”

 

 

Greg Miller officiated  a beautiful marriage service. At one point the parents of Brooke and Ryan surrounded them for a private time of prayer. They have such a sure foundation on which to begin their lives together. What love . . . what a gift.

 

 

Jennifer Pearre created the cake.

Brooke and Ryan, it was a honor to document the beginning of your union. What a perfect way to send out 2011 . . . and welcome in new possibilities.

 

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