George & Jessica Married!
We were really looking forward to George and Jessica’s wedding, Chrissy especially was as she likes a man in uniform. She was in for a treat today, because there were going to be six of them.
George grew up in Nelson and is a kiwi boy. He is now a Lieutenant for the US Navy and pilots F18 fighter jets. Today George is going to marry the, “love of his life”.
George’s friends and fellow officers travelled from their base in San Diego to share this special day. These guys were so much fun, the poor Marine (dressed in black) was a little out numbered, not that he couldn’t stand up for himself of course.
The night before the wedding I watched the movie Top Gun with my eight year old son. Young Sam couldn’t stop talking throughout the movie, he couldn’t believe that we were going to photograph real fighter pilots that had flown numerous combat missions in the Middle East.
George kindly supplied these photos that he took.
Interesting enough, when I asked George why he chose this vocation, he told me that Top Gun had inspired him. Even though the movie was very, “Hollywood” it did portray some aspects of the strict training that young pilots must go through to a be an elite pilot for the US Navy and US Marines. George is currently instructing trainee pilots to take-off and land on aircraft carriers.
There is nothing quite like a handsome man in uniform!
(By the way, Chrissy wrote that, not me)
Jessica’s mum Silvia happily watches her daughters, Jessica and Ange getting dressed for this big occasion.
For their wedding photos, George and Jessica wanted to capture not only the day as it unfolded but also the beautiful scenery that the Nelson area has to offer.
Not sure what was said, must have been very funny!
George’s uncle used to own Hervey Motors years ago – very cute!
It had previously been raining, it was now a beautiful bright sunny Nelson day – perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Soon after they got married, George’s parents, Bob and Gay spent many years living in Saudi Arabia. Their good friend Pat travelled all the way from Saudi to share this wonderful time with them all.
This is what dream weddings are made of.
Might have some competition here.
Nelson went through the Navy academy and flight training school with George. He’s not only George’s best friend he’s also about to become his brother in-law.
What better way to walk down the isle than with both of your loving parents.
This photo says it all…
George wasn’t the only one with tears in his eyes, I think that most of the guests did as well (not to mention my wife, she’s such a big softy at weddings).
The wedding ceremony was held at George’s parents house just out of Richmond. Bob and Gay had everything looking just beautiful!
A look of such devotion.
George recites his wedding vows while slowly placing the wedding ring on Jessica’s finger.
Moments like this are priceless!
Love the wedding car…
To keep with Military tradition, we were all privileged to see a genuine wedding sword arch display.
Before the bride and groom can enter, they first must kiss.
This was very cool…
Time to relax and spend some time with friends and family.
Best friends forever.
Cutting of the cake – with a sword?
Now time for the location shots – we didn’t have to go too far.
The horse stood there on queue.
Romance is in the air…
The light was now dancing in and out of the clouds, this helped us to create a moody look.
Everyone kicked back, enjoyed a glass of wine and each others company.
I’m sure that Jessica is going to love these shots.
“Introducing the bride and groom”
The reception was held at The Boathouse in Nelson.
There was so much humour throughout the speeches.
The first dance…
George and Jessica, we loved your wedding, it was such a beautiful day. We wish you both the very best with your life together and look forward to visiting you during our next visit to the States.
Daron & Chrissy
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