A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

This was by far the most touching wedding I have ever photographed. From the important role that Steve’s son played throughout the day, the cut-out of Christin’s dog so that “she was there in spirit, on the cake, in a selfie cut out, and in our hearts,” the merging of their two families into one as their cake topper, to the remembrance candle during the ceremony, and the donation party favors … the whole wedding was so personal and emotional.

According to Steve and Christin, “The best parts of the day for us was seeing our families coming together, and all of our friends from different times in our lives meeting each other, enjoying themselves, and sharing the happiness with us. Seeing Ty so happy and excited was very special. His excitement and feelings about the day were touching for both of us.”

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

Such a touching moment between Christin and her “twin.”

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

Christin and Steve’s first look at Meridian Hill Park

A Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding: Christin + Steve

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

Posing by Steve’s love note.

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

Christin’s puppy, Ebony, wasn’t able to attend so she was there in cut-out form (and as part of their cake topper).

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

Lighting the remembrance candle, honoring Christin’s father and Steve’s grandfather.

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

Steve is not a dancer and is rarely found on the dance floor … but his wedding day was an exception. Man’s got some moves!!

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

The amazing cake and cake topper.

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

©Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps

I absolutely adore this family and wish them all the most blessed marriage and union! ♥

 

Vendors who made this dream a reality:

Hair + Makeup: David Rios Salon

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Officiant: Reverend Grey Maggiano

Event Planner: Simply Breathe Events

Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Catering: New Course Catering

Floral: Uncloudy Studio

Cake Designer: Sweets by E

 

 

 

 

 

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