August 14th is a significant date. It’s the day Kristie and Mike got married. And since Mike was the first sailor whose wedding I got to photograph, we had to do an homage to that world famous photograph captured by photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt.
The conversation went something like this. Hey, Kristie and Mike, you know that black and white photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square? That’s all I had to say. Kristie: I’m obsessed with that picture! Me: Did you know today is the 65th anniversary of that photo? Us: giggle giggle giggle. Let’s do it!
The ceremony was held on the deck of the Quidnessett Country Club in East Greenwich, RI. Kristie was a vision in white. Mike full of tears as she walked down the aisle. It was an emotional ceremony sprinkled with tears of laughter and joy. To be expected when Rev. Victoria Burdick is the one performing the service. I know, because she married my husband and I. And fittingly, she included a blessing for all the men and women serving this country in the armed services.
Kristie is the first of three daughters to get married. So, as you can imagine, Dad had a hard time choking back his tears. But these two love birds were so overcome with emotion, the tears flowed madly as they were about to be pronounced husband and wife not only by their officiant, but by all of their guests.
And I absolutely had to include these next photos. This was probably the most insane, funny, jaw dropping garter and bouquet part of the wedding. I mean, this guest turned it into an event!
The reception was a smash hit. But no rest for the weary. Just a day later, Mike and Kristie were off to Virginia where he’s now stationed. Be well and be safe. And thanks for letting me be a part of your day. If you like what you see, leave a comment or click on the Share button to email it to your friends or add it to your Facebook page. You’ll find Michele-Yvette Photography’s fan page there, too!