“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars.”

— Anaïs Nin

They spent a week in a beach house on the North Carolina shore with their families.  They ate, and drank, and laughed, and played games and violins, and they swam in the ocean, and took walks on the beach.  And one morning when it felt right, they all walked out to the shore, and stood in a circle, and Melissa & Ryan exchanged rings and promises, and their loved ones stepped forward and each proclaimed them husband & wife.

They prepared a meal for their families to celebrate, and baked homemade apple pie.  They all signed a marriage license, And they ate, and drank, and laughed, and swam in the ocean and took walks on the beach.

The simple, beautiful honesty of this wedding reminded us what we love about weddings.

Congrats Melissa & Ryan.  We love you.