Sunday, June 1, 2008

Crystal & James

Congratulations Crystal and James!! We had such a fun time photographing this wedding and hearing all about the planning - and, romantic significance of the ceremony location. As a bride, I can't imagine a more difficult challenge to planning a wedding than being deployed at sea in the Bering Strait!
The only piece of the day Crystal was logistically able to work out was getting a wedding gown. She posted a request on the local Coast Guard board and after many responses, found a mother of three to custom make her wedding dress - it was so simple and beautiful!
James, his sister and his mother did a beautiful job of pulling together all the wedding day arrangements. A family friend made delicious home-made chocolate turtle candies for the reception, James' sister made the wedding cake (from scratch!) and their officiant traveled from Connecticut to marry them. It was obvious Crystal and James have many people in their lives who love and support them.

Surrounded by a small gathering of close family and friends, Crystal and James were married among the flower gardens and lush foliage along the Falmouth coast. They celebrated their vows in the same spot James' parents were married 25 years ago. Crystal and James have a wonderful honeymoon week planned in Camden, ME before they head back to Kodiak, Alaska where they'll be stationed. Crystal is due back at sea in two weeks for another deployment. We wish you both all the best for a wonderful life together!

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