Bennett & Amanda's Downtown Fairytale Wedding, Pt. II: The Ceremony | Lynchburg Wedding Photographers at Hampton, Virginia
Amanda and Bennett created a beautiful ceremony together. It was centered on the Lord and on the covenant they were making together before Him. The music being played as it began, "Be Thou My Vision" and "Take my Life" were a perfect proclamation of what was happening.
Amanda was given away by her dad. They were encouraged and challenged with Colossians 3:18-19: "Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them." A thriving marriage must be built on respect and selflessness. Amanda's pastor from her home church said a few words and then sang a beautiful rendition of "Here is Love." They lit their unity candle as Michelle, one of Amanda's bridesmaids, sang "So this is love." [Seriously, the amount of vocal talent in this wedding was unbelievable.] Bennett's dad, who is a pastor as well, officiated the ceremony and had the bittersweet honor of pronouncing his son and his new daughter as husband and wife!
Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church
Getting Ready + Reception Venue: The Historic Post Office
Wedding Coordinator: Leslie Carmichael
Florals: Abby Carmichael
DJ: Astro DJ
Cake Artist: Larissa Jachmann-Swiger
Catering: Norfolk Catering Compnay
Wedding Dress: Church Street Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmen Attire: National Tuxedo Rental