Peter and Mikala Lewis Ginter Recreation Association Wedding Captured Photography149

…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law, and this is my solemn vow…

Tears, sweat, and love – the best way to sum up Peter and Mikala’s phenomenal day. If there was a time when I was as excited as I was on my own wedding day, 5-19-19 was it. From the moment I heard they were dating two years ago (and pinned up a photo of the two of them over Peter’s work desk), I’ve been a super-fan of their relationship. To witness their vows and share in their special moments on their wedding day meant the world to me.

Peter and Mikala’s wedding day was the exact opposite from their engagement session earlier this year. Instead of frigid weather and sub-freezing temperatures, Richmond surprised us with 90+ heat and humidity. But with enough water and taking turns standing on the air vents in the reception hall, we made it through and had a blast while doing it.

There are so many favorite moments from that day, but some of the highlights include the first look, their couple portraits in the glowy light, Peter’s face when seeing his stunning bride walk down the aisle (seriously – grab the tissues), and alllll the happy tears that were shed throughout the day.

Thank you so, so much for not only letting me capture your wedding day, Peter and Mikala, but for being some pretty fantastic friends. Love you both and hope you enjoy the photos below!

Then we went to Libby Hill for the first look. The sun, the views, the smiles – all perfect.

In order to avoid over-heating, we headed to the reception venue, Lewis Ginter Recreation Association, for the remaining portrait photos. I’m so glad we did because the lighting there was a photographer’s DREAM.

As we waited for the ceremony to start, the bride and her ladies decided to dance off the jitters. What better way to walk into your wedding than after having prayed and cha-cha-slid?

THEY GOT HITCHED!

Reception Time!

After the first dances, it was time to party it up – and party it up they did


After much dancing, much celebrating, and much hugging, it was time to send off the bride and groom.

Congratulations again, you two!! God bless you and keep you.

Christine <><