Adam – Germany, at least the part of Germany that Christian and his family traveled from is miles is about 3784 from upstate New York It’s a tribute to the love between Julie and Christian that he and his family are traveled all that way to be married in a small Chapel in Chadwicks New York and that Julie is going to Germany with her family to have a German ceremony. The awesome amount of travel, planning two weddings and handling all the cultural differences could have been a distraction for anyone. Anyone but Julie and Christian that is who seemed to be on a romantic cloud the entire day. Everytime they looked at each other they would smile, hug, kiss and just steal moments between each other. During the wedding day we sort of took Christian for a inadvertent tour of Utica, including such sites as the Stanley Theater and Forest Hill before finally ending up at the lovely reception at Valentino’s in New Hartford where I learned that the YMCA is not as ubiquitous in Germany as it is in America. Good luck and safe travels to the newlyweds Julie and Christian.
Jessi – Julie and Christian’s wedding was unlike any other. Not only did two families become one, but two families joined between the distance of continents and countries that many of us may never have the pleasure of experiencing. When I heard the story of a girl that traveled abroad and found a wonderful man with whom she fell in love with and would then marry, it sounded like a fairytale, but this was more real than one person can describe alone. Not only was the story and and day magical, but I had never experienced self written vows until this day and it brought tears of joy to my eyes even as an outsider, knowing very little about Christian and Julie’s lives. It was a pleasure to be able to photograph and share this special day with Julie and Christian as well as their families. Wishing you a lovely, happy life together! Congratulations!