January 10, 2018
Oh my goodness, where do I start? Actually, let’s start with Go Dukes! Nico and Maria met at JMU during their freshman year and have been inseparable since then. Their wedding day was an absolute blast and I was dancing right along on the dance floor by the end of the night.
Speaking of dancing, Nico and Maria turned their traditional mother/son and father/daughter dance into so much more. Check out the photos below for a glimpse of how much fun these two can have!
All throughout the day, you could feel the joy radiating through both Nico and Maria. I actually cried twice during their wedding day, the first time being during their first look. If you ever need to see a photo that encompasses what love is, just look at the way Nico looks at Maria. You can’t look at those photos and not feel a swell of love building in your chest.
Even though it was below freezing outside, these two powered through to capture some beautiful portraits. I’m not sure if it was adrenaline or she’s just that tough, maybe both, but Maria was such a champ for standing outside in her wedding dress in that brutal cold weather. I may be a bit biased, but these photos were worth the chill!
The ceremony was beautiful and the handwritten vows lead to the second flow of tears from yours truly. I lost count of how many eyes I saw being wiped during the course of the ceremony. I believe that to be a testament to how many people know the overwhelming amount of love these two have for each other.
Nico and Maria exchanged vows, rings, and a kiss before quite literally dancing their way back up the aisle. I went from happy tears to laughing in a matter of minutes and I loved every bit of it.
Reception time came and flew by! Thanks to a group of fun guests and in true JMU fashion, the dance floor was packed all night long. We took a break from dancing to head back out into the cold for a sparkler exit and then went right back inside to more dancing.
Nico and Maria, I cannot tell you enough how much fun I had and how happy I am for you both. Here’s to you and here’s to the married life!