Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Virginia & Jess

On 31May08, I drove to the Eastern Shore to cover Virginia & Jess' wedding. I probably could have travelled by boat. The sky opened...squeezing out every ounce of rain imaginable. I've never driven in such a "nail-biter" of a storm. Fortunately, my hour and a half trip was only extended by 1/2 hour. Cars pulled over. Hazards flashing. Wipers at full blast. An accident that had me sitting idle for 20 minutes -- my worst nightmare. This weather packed a punch...including a tornado. You know what they say...rain on your wedding day is good luck. Virginia & Jess are overflowing with it.

The ceremony and reception took place on a private 62 acre horse farm in Centreville, MD. The bride and groom live in California, but opted to celebrate with friends and family in a central location on the east coast. After seeing this place, it was obvious why it was chosen. Schweet! I secretly want to be adopted.

As if on cue, the sky cleared as guests were arriving and the sun came out to dry things up. Jess was escorted by his parents. Virginia made her grand entrance at her brother's side.

This wedding was so much fun. A friend performed the ceremony and provided an open mic for others to wish the couple well -- sharing hilarious, touching stories with the guests. He even joined a few other friends in a tribute song. I can still hear the course echoing in my head .... You've been ROSEN-THALed!

Good times. A few tears. Lots of laughter and whole lotta love. I'm out a pair of shoes; water logged beyond repair. So worth it.

Best of luck Virginia & Jess!


SBWaire said...

Great shots!

Anonymous said...

John, I LOVE these pictures. I am so excited to see the rest of them. You are the best photographer ever! Thank you for capturing our wedding.