A seed germinates in the soil, popping its casing and unfurling a tiny stalk. Its roots probe, cautiously at first, for water and nitrogen, bumping into and curling around pebbles and hard bits. As they extend, they branch out, and divide and branch out again into many rootlets, and so on. Each inch of the tiny rootlets are covered with still smaller, innumerable cilia, each one thinner than a hair.
It’s each of these tiny cilia that pull water from the ground and push it up the stalk to the deep green leaves swaying in the breeze above. Without these little unseen cilia, there would be nothing seen above ground.
Christine and Jeff’s wedding was lush and colorful and full of deep emotion like a thick bloom of a cherry tree.
And, while these things stood out and grabbed your heart, it was clear that there had been so much more growth below the surface with these two.
They had been together since high school. He was the shy one, she nudged him to make the first move. They had been inseparable ever since, growing up together and with each other. These two had roots deep and many.
Christine’s dad had passed away some time ago, but he was close to Christine’s heart throughout the day, quite literally. She had cut a heart from one of his work shirts and had it sewn into the lining of her dress, over her heart.
There were other amazing details sprinkled throughout their wedding day. Jeff, a huge comics fan, had handmade super hero boutonnieres made for himself and the groomsman. His was his favorite, spiderman.
Christine’s gift to him was just as thoughtful and meaningful, a series of little figures and dolls with notes tied around their ankles, spelling out her love for him one by one.
His gift to his groomsman were individually engraved Lousiville Slugger bats. His gift to her was a a music box that played their song, filled with little tokens of their relationship and accompanied by one of the most touching letters to his bride I had ever heard.
This was a man, completely and truly in love; their first look was amazingly touching. That did nothing to dull the effect of her walking down the aisle just a few hours later, he was blown away. See for yourself.
Their engagement session was no less stunning, check it out here
Ceremony and reception hosted by the indefatigable Ruby, of NOVA 535
Video provided by the awesome Christina and James of InMotion
Ceremony officiant was Grace Felice, who gave a tremendously touching service
See the rest of their photos here!