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A Beautiful Couple with a Wonderful Story

Emily and Justin are a beautiful couple both inside and out. Here’s a bit of their wonderful story.

When we first met them and heard the story about how they dated long distance, talking every day via Skype, we knew the rest of their wonderful story was going to be awesome.

Bride and groom getting close
kiss capturedend of the wedding receptionbride and groom singing a duoentering the wedding receptionkissing by the blue doors
tender moment with bride and groomshowing off the ringsbridal party by the barnhusband and wife say I do
bride and groom write in their diariesabout to say I Do!smiling father of the brideholding hands around the corner of the chapelbride swirling by the willow tree
bride photo by the blue doorsbride and all the bridesmaidshandsome groom poses for a portraitGroomsmen portrait time

In Emily’s words… Justin and I officially met our freshman year in college when my family moved to Virginia Beach. Our dads were working at the same church so our families were around each other a lot but I was living several hours away for school so we never got to know more than each others names. 

My senior year in college, Justin transferred to Liberty! I was supposed to be leading worship for my grandparents Sunday school class but for some reason, my usual guitar players were all out of town! I frantically asked around and a mutual friend mentioned that Justin played guitar. So I reached out, and we met up a few days later to practice. What should have been a thirty minute practice session turned into a couple hour conversation and when we left that night we both knew this could be a pretty special friendship. We hung out on and off that semester and began dating in November! 

The only catch was I was planning on moving to India to do some mission work for two years after graduation. But we decided to give long-distance a shot and 10 months after we started dating I got on a plane! The next two years were hard for both of us but the Lord really had his hand on our relationship and we came out of it loving each other even more. We are best friends 🙂 

About 4 months after I got home, Justin proposed and obviously the rest is history! 

Our wedding was so special to us because we loved having the family and friends who had shaped our lives and our relationship around us. We wouldn’t be who we are if it weren’t for the Lord and for the people He has surrounded us with. Each of those people have been praying with and for us for YEARS so our wedding day really was an answer to a lot of prayers 🙂 

Thank you so much for all you do! We are thrilled by the way everything turned out 🙂 

We were so happy to share this wonderful story with our blog followers and the Bluff Mountain Inn staff was thrilled to be working with this beautiful couple. We wish them the very best blessings in their life together. See more images from this wedding on the RIK Photography Facebook Page!

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