It was a beautiful day for a wedding! 🙂
I met Christina and her bridesmaids at Total FX in Vidor as they were in the middle of manicures, pedicures, hair did’s, and hair done’s – wedding mornings are always buzzing with activity as the ladies prep for a big day. Christina is checking out some of the handiwork here:
Meanwhile, Marius was with Eric and his men as they go through the usual guy routine in getting ready for weddings – video games, a little shaving, more video games, sometimes pizza and sometimes, when the going gets rough, they break out the video games 🙂 Eric is bracing for the first of 2 shaves that day:
Rings! One of my favorite photos of rings ever 🙂
By now we made it to the Lighthouse Worship Center church to apply finishing touches, relax a bit and take a few portraits before the ceremony begins. Christina waits as her sister Angela readies her artist’s brush:
Christina and Eric have chosen to do a “Salt Covenant Ceremony” instead of lighting a candle. Patterned after customs dating back to the Old Testament, the pastor explained it like this: “During ancient times, agreements and promises were sealed by a salt covenant. Each person would take a pinch of salt from their pouch and place it in the pouch of the other. This agreement could not be broken unless an individual could retrieve their own grains of salt.” In this occasion, they will pour the salt from the individual bottles into the center one; a beautiful alternative unity celebration, for sure 🙂
The guys are ready, as you can tell by their matching Chuck Taylor’s – Eric is the one with the rose boutonniere, naturally 🙂
Christina is just about ready herself, as her ladies assist with the lacing of her wedding dress.
While activity is going on all around her, the flower girl has decided the best way to deal with stress is to dance!
Above it seems like the salt was being a little obstinate, but Eric and Christina took it in stride – nothing was going to deter them from their intended path:
From there it was on to the waiting reception hall at Rockin A’s, the place really looked nice:
Here, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe steal one more kiss before heading in to be announced.
Awwww! 😀 It was a beautiful day, thank you for allowing me to be a part of it! 🙂