Brandon couldn’t take his eyes off of his gorgeous bride as she descended the grand staircase, only breaking their gaze as tears threatened to fall. Stepping down towards him emotions ran high, and Vnai’s father proudly gave her away. Echoing music died down in the expanse, and Brandon began, “Timing is everything. Timing is key to everything in life. The first time I laid eyes on you, I knew who you were to me. You were my future. My vow to you on this day is to remain your provider, your protector…but most importantly your better half, to the end of time and beyond. You are my world, you are my everything…you’re my life. For now and forever, you’ll always be known as my wife.” Everyone giggled as Brandon finished wittily, “I know, see what I did there?” The tearful moment lifted as laughter filled the air.
Vnai took a deep breath to begin her vows. “Brandon, writing vows is one of the easiest and hardest things I’ve ever done. My love for you overflows, so it’s difficult to put this into words. There truly aren’t enough words in the world to describe a love like this. I was always taught by my grandfather to keep my word, so I definitely don’t want to make any promises I can’t keep. So after careful consideration, these five promises remain: I promise to always put my guard down with you, I trust you with my heart, and I know you’ll always protect it. I promise to never stifle your individuality, although two becomes one, I love you exactly as you are. I promise to always hold you up whenever you may stumble. We’re partners in life, and I’ll always have your back. I promise..to let you eat fried chicken.” Pausing, good-natured laughter erupted, and she continued, “And let you watch football uninterrupted…every once in a while. I promise to love you, even when I don’t like you. And I will always be your best friend. These are the promises I know I can keep. With God in the center, with prayer and our faith, I know that the rest is handled.”
Accepting each other as husband and wife, the two celebrated and danced down the aisle and into the night. Gleefully celebrating their very first moments together as husband and wife, with the closest of family and friends.
Thank you so very much Vnai and Brandon for allowing us to enter your lives, and meet you a year ago in DC for your engagement session, and now for your wedding! You all are an absolute delight, and we’re so grateful for the chance to know you. Congratulations, and have a wonderful time living your lives together! We wish you every happiness that life can bring. <3
Also, many thanks to all the amazing vendors that made this gorgeous event possible!
Second Shooter: Nick Instagram.com/n.l.sullivan
Bridesmaids Makeup: Instagram.com/accessmatized
Wedding Planner: Instagram.com/covenantweddingsandoccasions
Photo Booth: Instagram.com/photoinaboxdc