Weddings at the Naval Academy never cease to amaze me. This ceremony in particular stands out in my memory; it was held on Saturday, August 30th, 2011 – right smack dab in the middle of the downpours from Hurricane Irene.
Couples planning on getting married at the Naval Academy book months in advance and have almost no opportunity to reschedule. This couple braved the storms, proceeded down the aisle, exchanged their vows, and celebrated the rest of this afternoon (I’m so happy they did!).
From start to finish, the reception was a trialing, collaborative, yet successful effort. Though the power was out in their venue,
The William Paca House
, chefs from
Ken’s Creative Kitchen
cooked on gas stoves to make sure dinner was executed without a hitch and everyone’s tummies were full.
The bride wore a classic trumpet-style wedding gown, modernized with ruffled flowers at the bottom. These gorgeous details enabled us to add multiple textures into her bouquet and reception centerpieces.
If this wedding doesn’t show the real meaning of love (and optimism!), I’m not sure what does! Enjoy their inspiring story through the photos below, courtesy of the talented
Wendy Hickock Photography!