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Mary Mason & Matt

August 7, 2014

“Walk through this world with me, go where I go. Share all my dreams with me, I need you so. In life we search and some of us find. I’ve looked for you a long, long time. And now that I’ve found you, new horizons I see. Come take my hand, and walk through this world with me?” -George Jones

The music filled the cathedral last Saturday as Mary Mason & Matt made promises to one another, a covenant of marriage we were lucky enough to witness. It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever been blessed to be a part of. Between the performance of this song by Mary Mason’s daddy and brother, to the letters written to one another that were read aloud for the first time during the ceremony, it was truly emotional, honest, and full of love.

In Matt’s letter, he described Mary Mason as a captivating woman with a heart devoted to serving and loving others. Mary Mason admitted to falling in love with Matt (despite their difference in musical taste and literature) because of how he has loved her and encouraged her so unconditionally. They couldn’t be more perfect for one another.

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Boaz!

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All the reasons why I love a First Look are wrapped up in this image. Mary Mason & Matt were both so anxious to see one another, after waiting what seemed like a lifetime for this moment. As soon as Mary Mason called Matt’s name and he turned around, a wave of peace washed over both of them. They couldn’t help but reach for each other, pull themselves close, and hold one another with everything they had. This is what I love about a First Look. The organic, honest, joyful emotion that overcomes a couple when they see each other for the first time. You can see it in the way Matt is embracing Mary Mason. Like he said in the letter, he’s captivated by everything that she is. And in that Watter’s gown, how could he not be! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0017Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0018Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0019Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0020Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0021Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0022Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0023Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0024Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0025Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0026Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0027Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0028Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0029Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0030Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0031Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0032Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0033Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0034Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0035Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0036Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0037Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0038Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0039Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0040Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer_Main Street Station Richmond Wedding_Mary Mason & Matt_0041

Dress: Watters from Church Street Bridal in Lynchburg, VA:

Florist: Family member of the Bride

Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Reception Venue: Main Street Station

Wedding Planner / Coordinator: CCS Events (Colleen Cook)

Wedding Band: Attraction

Catering: Catering by Jill

Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan, bought at Nordstrom

Groomsmen and Groom attire: Vera Wang tuxes from Men’s Wearhouse 

 

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

 

 

 

  1. Lauren Swann says:

    Oh girl!! This is one of my favorites of yours!!

  2. These images are so classic and elegant Nikki! I’m absolutely in love with this wedding!

  3. Laura Beth Stricker says:

    Stunning. I love the black-and-white images of them exiting the church!!

  4. Colorful bridesmaids dresses and Lovely photography!

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