They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and for Jeanmarie & Kyle, it was quite so. Their relationship was tested and tried but has come out strong and inseparable. With Kyle, being active duty in the Air Force, and Jeanmarie a Navy reservist – being together wasn’t always easy. Their wedding day was so incredibly special just knowing how much they have been through and how devoted they are to one another.
Kyle proposed to Jeanmarie on one of two mountains that overlook Eagle River, near the old town he used to live in in Alaska. I’ve always wanted to travel and see mountains beyond the ones we have in VA, so I googled Eagle River and wow! Talk about a dreamy, romantic engagement story! Doesn’t surprise me about these two.
The wedding day took place at New Kent Winery in Richmond, VA. With the ceremony site being in the barrel room (wine cellar), it was all the more intimate and unique. There were string lights and gigantic exposed beams up to the ceiling! Instead of writing personal letters as their vows for the ceremony, they both read excerpts to poems they both love. Their black lab fur baby, Ellie, was the adorable ring bearer — she just about stole the show!
With beautiful toasts made by the Father of the Groom, Best Man and Maid of honor, there were so many happy tears throughout the evening. Jeanmarie also gave two bouquets as a “dedication” to her new mother in-law and also aunt who have battled cancer. It was inspiring seeing the bride selflessly lift up two special people amidst the wedding celebration, and to give them her appreciation for everything they are. What a beautiful, sweet family.
We were incredibly honored to record those special moments for Jeanmarie and Kyle. Congrats to the newlyweds!!
Reception Venue/Ceremony Venue: New Kent Winery | Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Schwarz from New Kent Winery | Photographer: Courtney Bowles Photography | Cake Baker: Pearle’s Cupcake Shoppe | Caterer: MOSAIC Catering + Events | DJ: Colonials DJs | Tux: Joseph A Banks | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Videographer: Rachael Curry Films