Seeing each other for the first time

“There were nerves earlier in the day and even five minutes before the ceremony started but the actual moment right before Cristina walked down the aisle didn’t make me nervous. It was just pure excitement and joy. I couldn’t believe it was actually happening.” Chris recalls.

“Right before we saw each other I was very nervous and a little frazzled because I thought I would have time to catch my breath and relax a little before the ceremony started but we walked right in as it was go-time! Before we turned the corner to walk down the aisle my dad reminded me of a funny memory we shared on a trip together a couple years ago. It made me laugh and really put my nerves at ease.” Cristina says.

During the ceremony

For Cristina the most joy she felt on her wedding day was listening to their priest read the letters they wrote to each other. “We were worried when he asked us to do that for the ceremony but it ended up being a very special moment for us. We didn’t write them together or talk about it beforehand so it was really special to realize we wrote about a lot of the same things.”

“Having the Priest announce us as husband and wife, turning to one another, seeing how excited we were and then having everyone in attendance cheer as we walked down the aisle together. Truly, the best feeling I’ve ever experienced” Chris says.

Married Life

Married life is great! We have enjoyed reliving every detail of our favorite weekend. Every bit as happy and exciting as we hoped it would be.

Venue | Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Dress Store | Eddy K – Global Bridal Gallery

Hair Stylist | BeGlammed – Judith

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie

Makeup Artist | Marquia James

Ceremony Venue | St Ann Catholic Church

Florist | Phuong Perry

Cake | Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Groomsmen Attire | Indochino

Band | Bachelor Boys Band

Videographer | eMotion Pictures

Catering | Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Hotel Coordinator | Sydney Waclawik

Stationary | Minted