I really need to start this post by letting Tina share their history:
Christian and I have known each other since the nursery at church. We went to school together from 5th grade on and never even thought about dating until we were in college. We started talking on Facebook and decided to go out to dinner to catch up, neither of us considered it a date. That was in November and we started dating right before Christmas that year…Christian said he knew that we were going to get married that January but we dated for a year and a half until he decided to propose in April. For his proposal he got signs made of significant dates in our relationship and walked me down memory lane and at the end there was a sign with April 6, 2015 (that day’s date) with a yes or no box and he got down on one knee and proposed!
Is that not the sweetest story?? These two are solid. So in love, they respect each other, and they are both really easy to get along with! Also, it’s super ironic that they nearly have the same name! Christian + Christina, and their middle names are both Lynn! And of course now they share a last name.
I first met with Tina + Christian 13 months before their wedding. That may sound super early, but in this area, booking things over a year before the date ensures that you get the vendors you want– especially if you’re getting married in May, June, or October! You can check out their fall engagement session here!
Their wedding day was awesome. It was relaxed and fun, and full of family and friends! They got married at their church, Central Baptist Church, and then held their reception at Smithfield Center, which is a wonderful, large venue with indoor and outdoor space! We took all their portraits on a beautiful walkway not far from Smithfield Center, right by the water.
I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them! Check out their vendors at the bottom of this post!
Many thanks to their fabulous vendors!
Ceremony: Central Baptist Church | Reception: Smithfield Center | Hair + Make-Up: Family Friend | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals from Maya Couture on Main | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Men’s Clothing: Jim’s Formal Wear from Maya Couture on Main | Catering: Mann + Wife | Cake: Family Friend | DJ + Lighting: Astro DJ | Flowers: Mann + Wife | Wedding Coordinator: Mann + Wife | Photography: Fowler Studios | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Colors: Nautical- Navy Blue + Blush | Favors: Seashell Candy | Decorations: DIY by friends + family