Madeline and Stephen’s Charlottesville, Virginia summer wedding was a day brimming with beauty – both in the promises being made and the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
With light streaming through the two hundred and six year old church windows, Stephen glances down at his bride as her father speaks words of blessing and hope over their marriage – just minutes before they are officially husband and wife. Madeline meets his eyes and the sweet explosion of joy mingled with awe spreads across her face. Their relationship is one brimming with faithfullness, a story of a slow falling into a deep, raw, and often humbling love. Theirs is the kind of love built to stand strong against the unexpected gales that so often accompany life.
And this is what Madeline’s father reminds them. The extravagant love they are currently experiencing and displaying on this joy-filled wedding day is not what is worth celebrating; the enduring promises being spoken, remembered, and declared are the source of celebration.
This is the sweet truth we have the honor and joy of being reminded of weekend after weekend as our AB Couples say ‘I do.’ We celebrate on their wedding days because they best is yet to come, and so are the gales of life that their love will stand against. And the depth of the joy and excitement met with the promises of “I will be yours; I will always be yours; through it all, I am yours” is what makes a wedding day so incredible. And that is worth celebrating, extravagantly.
Madeline and Stephen, we adore you…
…The beauty of your wedding day – from the glorious weather to the stunning setting surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains – was so fitting. You two have a depth matched with quick and easy joy that is so beautiful. We are so excited for you two to finally get to do life as husband and wife and could not have imagined a more wonderful wedding to capture. We love you to the moon and back. Here’s to years upon years of increased joy! – Seth & Adelyn