Kristen and Cristian (say that three times in a row as fast as you can:) are high school sweethearts and had been together for seven years by the time their wedding day arrived. So to say that this day was monumental is an understatement. They have been good friends of C&I for years (we actually shot Cristian’s sisters wedding too), so we were more than honored when they asked us to capture their special day. Our very own Michelle was a bridesmaid accompanied by her husband, Tj, who was Cristian’s best man. All of these things added together to make one big happy day. The Fauquier Springs Country Club wedding experience was delightful, from the outdoor gazebo to the dreamy ballroom. We definitely hope this is a venue we get to visit again soon! The day started early with a morning ceremony under the beautiful gazebo, which is important to note because Kristen loves gazebos (like, they’re her favorite). Background story, Cristian actually proposed under one, it’s a common theme in their relationship. The flowers were made by the talented Alyssa of The Posey Detail and were the perfect compliment to the girls dresses. The reception was a party like no other with live music and some killer guitar solos by Cristian himself.
It’s so evident how much Kristen and Cristian value their family and friends, and how loved they are in return. The day was spent honoring people who had invested in their relationship and celebrating their new beginning. We shoot a lot of weddings and spend a lot of time around people who are in love, but man these two are just crazy about each other. It was hard not to smile while we were going through all their photos during the magic editing process. They are just so happy together, and well, that makes us pretty happy too. Kristen and Cristian, it was an honor. We love you both and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two crazy kids!
Stan is the Man–and one of the three C&I Photographers.