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Monday, August 29, 2011

Esther and John are married!

The approximate time and place of Esther and John's first kiss is up for debate. You see, they met in elementary school and John remembers a pretty girl named Esther giving him a kiss on the playground. Her family moved away and after many years and many miles between them, she returned to Virginia for a teaching job. Who knew that a friend on facebook would reconnect them, that when he returned home from the military a spark would ignite and they would be inseparable from that point on. It's wonderful to be reminded of how unpredictable love can be. I was so glad to be a part of their wedding day, such a wonderful time full of laughter and celebration. Congrats Esther and John!

The girls met at the adorable Elena-J salon in Springfield, Virginia for hair and makeup.
Elena-J not only has hair accessories and shoes for brides, but she also had a room full of dresses. So fun!
Why wear only one dress?
It was hot and humid, so the girls took turns fanning Esther to keep her cool.
Time for the first look.
The ring bearer didn't seem very excited.
John changed into a tux and Esther put on her second dress for the reception.
John gently fed Esther some cake.
Esther was not so gentle.
The DJ kicked off the fun with some texting games.
Esther was blindfolded and asked to identify her husband.
Oops!
Then a dance contest...
The girls showed everyone how to do the "shopping cart."
Congrats Esther and John!

Hair and Makeup: Elena-J
Florist: Twin Tower Florist
Ceremony location: Waterford (Springfield, VA)
Reception location: Waterford (Springfield, VA)
Cake: The Pastry Shop (Arlington, VA)
Dress: David's Bridal
Accessories: Tiffany's

 First Dance: Michael Buble "Hold On"

 Q&A with the bride:
What was the most memorable moment of your day? Esther: Saying my wedding vows

What was your favorite detail? Esther: The candy buffet 

Funniest memory from your wedding day? Esther: Alex Rodriguez's ( John's groomsman) dance

Any advice for future brides/grooms? Esther: Don't stress too much over the details because on your special day, the most important thing is that you two are there to marry each other!!

If you could do it all over, would you change anything? Esther: Nope~

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Esther: Korea and Phuket, Thailand
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