Jessica, with a photo of her brother, Matthew
The morning of Jessica and Scott’s wedding day
May 5, 2007
Jessica and Scott were married last Saturday, in an emotional and action-packed wedding day. Mike and I took so many photos that I’m going to post them in two parts. First I’ll start with the wedding preparations.
This photo shows Jessica before the wedding, with a photo of her brother, Matthew. Matthew was killed while serving in Iraq. Jessica has a close, loving family, and Matthew’s presence was felt throughout the wedding day. After I took this picture, I hid in the kitchen so her family wouldn’t see me crying.
Despite the sadness, it was a wonderful wedding — very happy, fun, and silly. I love weddings where everyone just laughs and cuts loose, and Jessica and Scott were particularly a ton of fun. Mike and I got some great photos all day.
As you may recall from my last post, the wedding took place at
Mary’s Hope on Church Cove, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
The ladies brought a Wii! Here Jessica and her mom are bowling.
The maid of honor gets her hair done while Jessica’s sister bowls.
Jessica got a text message from a friend
With her mom
Her tiara was a gift from Scott’s mother
Jessica shows her bridesmaids on a globe where she and Scott will be honeymooning
While I was wandering the premises, I found Jessica practicing their first dance all by herself.
Scott arrived, looking fabulous
Oh no! Downpour! The wedding coordinator hurried to move everything into the house and tent.
Scott and his groomsmen, waiting for the guests from the shelter of the front porch
Looking this good can wear a guy out.
Jessica’s grandmother’s arrival
Jessica put on her veil, and suddenly it all felt real.
Jessica’s dad got choked up when he saw her.
A prayer before it all began
Jessica was looking gorgeous! It was time to marry Scott.
Next: Photos of the ceremony and reception