Its been one heck of a summer so far here in Virginia. Crazy storms, crazy outages, crazy heat. Its been the kind of summer that might drive a bride-to-be, well, crazy. But then there’s Maggie… whose smile wouldn’t be undone by the storms that passed through (3 to be exact) or by anything else for that matter. She ran through the rain into the side door of the church holding her dress above her head and grinning from ear to ear. “This is so much fun!”, she said over and over as her mother, sisters and closest friends prepared her for the big reveal with equal, giddy zeal. The getting ready segment might have been my favorite part of the day.
There was so much tradition behind the wedding Maggie and Steve planned. They were married in the same church where she and her siblings had been baptized and some married. The reception was held in a tent on the side of the house she grew up in. Favors of homemade strawberry jelly, the berries handpicked, were made lovingly for guests by her mother. Maggie wore her sister’s veil down the aisle.
Given how many of these photos are taken outside, you might never know how much it rained. Or maybe its all the smiles that keep the weather hidden like a good secret. It was the perfect, down-home summer wedding regardless. Check out the slideshow here to see what I mean and if you would like to be notified by email when all the photos are ready for viewing, click here. A hearty congratulations to Maggie and Steve!