Mariya and Johnny’s Wedding Day!

mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 1This was our last wedding of winter!  It was an absolutely gorgeous March day.  Mariya and Johnny live in Texas, and they were hoping for snow on their wedding day, and a nice dusting arrived just in time!  Mariya was born in Russia and came to the US as a young girl.  I loved hearing her story.  She joined the army and became a nurse, and it was the army that brought Johnny and Mariya together.  Johnny is a doctor in the military and they make a pretty awesome pair.  Their army chaplain is a very important person in their lives, and it was special to have him come to Green Bay where Johnny is from and marry the two of them at Johnny’s home church.  It was a special day, and we were truly grateful to be a part of it.

Shout out to First United Methodist Church and Olde 41: two beautiful locations to spend the day!

mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 2mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 3mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 4mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 5mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 6Love the exchange of letters.  mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 7So many sweet moments just before the ceremony.mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 8Taking time for one more prayer before walking down the aisle. mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 9mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 10mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 11mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 12mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 13mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 14mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 15Love all that golden light!  mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 16mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 18mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 19mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 20Love the sweet personal touches.
mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 21mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 22These two killed it on their first dance! mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 23Such a fun party!  mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 24mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 25mj0318_markhawkinsphoto 26