I have been looking forward to shooting Anna and Bills wedding since I did their St. Augustine engagement session earlier this year and it definitely lived up to all my expectations. It is so refreshing to have a couple that incorporated so many spiritual aspects into their wedding and their happiness was showing in their glowing faces the entire day! Anna had beautiful details and lots of bling between her dress and her jewelry.
She fell in love with the very first dress that she tried on!
Her shoes and jewelry were the adding touches for her bling among other pieces!
She was so calm and after a few final makeup touch-ups and putting her dress on she was ready to go!
Meanwhile her husband to be was waiting patiently back at the clubhouse doing some final touches himself :)
The groom was a little more nervous than the bride and with good reason...she was a knockout!
So we started into their beautiful ceremony at the Orange Park Country Club with the best weather you could ask for.
Not only was the ceremony beautiful but it was also touching. They incorporated some special ceremonies to signify the unity of marriage and family by having their mothers and themselves pour beautiful glass beads into a vase to keep and display in their home and they also did a communion ceremony for the two of them to signify the importance of Christ in their marriage and the sacrifice he made for us.
After the ceremony we took a little time to capture some special photographs of them and their family
They had so many beautiful decorations and special touches at their reception like a cocktail hour candy buffet and their cake from Angies Bakery was one of the highlights and just as tasty as it looked!
I feel honored to have been a part of Anna and Bills (the new Mr. and Mrs. Rister) wedding day. You can tell within the first seconds of meeting them both how kind and sweet they are and I expect to hear about their lovely experiences many many years from now! As for the two of them they are embarking on life together now as one and I want to wish the groom luck with a mission team he is taking to Haiti soon!
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