Last Saturday I had the honor of photographing Emily & Travis's wedding at the historic Robinson Theater located in Churchill of Richmond VA. The Robinson Theater not only serves as a venue for wedding receptions, but also a community center with a focus on the arts. The marquee outside of the theater showcasing Emily & Travis's wedding was so symbolic for how they met. Their story is one you only see in the movies, so it is only right that they celebrate in a historic theater. Oh and the marquee also made for quite the picture!
Emily & Travis live in Harrisonburg, so our first meeting together was on Skype. I knew right away they were the perfect couple for me they were beyond sweet and had a simple approach to life! I was immediately drawn in and hooked when they told me how they met. Emily and Travis attended Eastern Mennonite University but had never met until January 2012 when they went with a group of students from EMU to study in the Middle East for four months. They immediately connected and started falling in love from Egypt to Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Greece and Italy! They returned and have been inseparable ever since and very much in love! Do you feel your heart melting yet? At the reception Emily & Travis's center pieces represented each city they visited together as a couple.
Emily & Travis chose Woodland Heights Baptist church in Richmond for their wedding because it is the same church her grandparents were married in and also her parents! That's three generations now married there. Emily also had two cameos, from both her mother and father's side of the family pinned to her bouquet. This next part I absolutely love because I am a big fan of old buttons! Just as the rings are a symbol of their covenant to each other they wanted something they could keep that symbolized the covenant their family and friends are also making upon their marriage. Emily & Travis will be having their vows framed and asked everyone attending to bring a special button. The buttons will be glued to the frame (after the wedding of course) to create a beautifully symbolic mosaic!
There were so many symbols of love and memories incorporated into Emily & Travis's wedding that were so meaningful to them. Emily & Travis's family and friends tossed bird seed as the newly weds ran for cover in Emily's vintage 1991 Volvo (did I really just say vintage? Man I feel old!!) named Veni that was decorated by some vandals also knows as the bridal party.
It has been so nice getting to know Emily & Travis they are good people and have made my life richer by having met them. Much love and happiness to you Emily & Travis! Now let's meet Mr. and Mrs. Nyce (pronounced "nice" which describes them both perfectly) shall we?
Time for the veil!
A beautiful calming moment of prayer surrounded by love!
Here we go!!
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Nyce!!!
This next picture is a replica of a picture taken of Emily's grandparents on their wedding day!
Time to celebrate!!
A special guest had a very important toast to give!
Ceremony: Woodland Heights Baptist Church
Reception: Robinson Theater Community Arts Center
Dress: Church Street Bridal In Lynchburg VA
Florist: Designs by Janice
Hair & Makeup: Mandie-Lynn Waagner
DJ: Uncle David Jackson
Tuxedos: Classic Tuxedo, Harrisonburg VA
Invitation Design: Kayci Detweiler
Special thanks to my second shooter Jessica Norrell!