I spent a wonderful morning with Samantha and John at the Washington DC LDS Temple. They were sealed for all time and eternity to each other. We had our eyes on the radar all morning hoping the rain would hold off. Guess what? IT DID! It was beautiful as they had a first look before going into the temple. It rained while they were in the temple and right before they walked out the skies parted. It was perfect! We spent some time around the beautiful grounds of the temple as well.
Everyone headed to The Via Club at Pebble Creek for their ring ceremony and reception. This venue was gorgeous. Everything from the stone fireplace to the gazebo out back. I could have spent all evening out there!
Before the ring ceremony, we went to the cemetery to visit her daddy’s grave. Samantha had an extra bouquet made for him. John held the back of her dress as they walked across the grass to lay the flowers down. I am so honored I could capture those moments.
During the ring ceremony, they exchanged vows. Samantha’s vows revolved around Disney as they both love Disney, their first date was even Beauty and the Beast! She had John’s ring engraved to say “Tale as Old as Time”. When they exchanged vows they were smiling and looking into each other’s eyes, so in love!
All day they were by each other's side, holding hands, kissing, just soaking in every second of their big day! The way John's lips fall onto Samantha's forehead, like a fairy tale!
Before the first dances Samantha had a slideshow of pictures of her Daddy playing. Her brother danced with her, it was the most heartwarming moment.
The whole day was filled with laughter, smiles, and LOTS of love! I am so happy for Samantha and John!