It all started with their shared love for soccer. She’s a “Killa” on the field… and we heard he’s not so bad, either ;)
We first heard of Kristen and Ricky’s beautiful love story from Kristen herself on the rooftop of a hotel in Figuier, Haiti – an ocean-side community about 7 hours from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. There we were on a mission trip with 410 Bridge serving the people of Figuier. Our days were filled with relationship building and community service activities. At night, we sat in a circle sharing our life stories while listening to the sound of waves crashing in the ocean. By the end of the trip, we were all family for life :)
So when Kristen called just a few months later and asked us to photograph her wedding, it took us about a half of a second to say ABSOLUTELY! What a great honor it was to be with them and their families on the biggest day of their lives. Even though Kristen and Ricky opted for the traditional way of seeing each other on the aisle for the very first time, we were glad that they chose to do a private letter exchange and prayer together before the ceremony begun. They did not technically “see” each other, but these few minutes alone gave them a chance to recenter and refocus on each other amidst all the pre-ceremony hecticness.
Kristen and Ricky, we love you. Here’s to a marriage even more beautiful than your gorgeous wedding!