“We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Pinterest likes to attribute this quote to Dr. Seuss, but I’m not buying it since nothing rhymes and there aren’t any made up words. Also, no mention of green eggs or The Lorax. Total red flags! But I love it still, because there is so much simple truth in it. We are all a little weird. I think recognizing that fact has been one of the bigger joys in my life. It frees you up to be different, to have awkward moments, and to be super excited about something that most folks don’t get super excited about. Because heck, if everyone gets to enjoy their weirdness, why shouldn’t you?
But it’s the mutual weirdness thing… that’s the really special part. That’s the part that makes it possible for someone to make you smile constantly, for someone to laugh at your jokes—even the lame ones. It’s the thing that makes it possible to love and want nothing more than to spend as much time together as you can—like, the rest of your life kind of time. And if I had to bet, I’d say that’s exactly what Christine and Phil found in each other. (Disclaimer! Christine and Phil really aren’t that weird, in fact, they’re two of the sweetest humans you might ever meet. They just used the idea on their adorable save-the-dates and I am shamelessly running with it ;)) After the self-proclaimed “dorky people” and lovers of Star Wars met, Christine and Phil just couldn’t get enough of each other, and it didn’t take long for them to realize that this was the kind of mutual weirdness that lasts a lifetime.
Their wedding at the River Creek Club in Leesburg was nothing short of wonderful. The sun shone down on the Potomac River as Christine walked up to Phil for their first look, and Phil’s sweet reaction to seeing his bride for the first time characterized the rest of the day: to him, she was the only person in the room, in the building, in a a mile-wide radius. It’s something pretty special to get to witness that kind of love. Even as the night went on into their reception, family and friends celebrating all around them (and MAN do Phil and Christine’s families know how to dance!), these two had eye locked on each other for the whole night.
Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Thuma
Remember this beauty of a ring?!
I loved Christine’s sweet gifts for her mom and sister!
See? Save-the-date proof ;)
Christine’s bouquet (and ALL of hers and Phil’s florals!) were the perfect pop of color for the day!
Absolutely positively stunning, lady.
The boys getting dapper…
And time for the first look!
You two. Absolute models.
River Creek Club has some amazing views of the Potomac! And passing kayakers ;)
Love this on the left!
Five-star favorite!!! Gosh, I just love your love!
And here’s why it’s awesome to have a second shooter: while I grabbed the shot above, the ever-wonderful Matoli got this angle!
Oh, this pretty pretty river light…
I loved Christine’s sister’s dress! So sweet!
Time to say I do…
What’d I tell ya? Beautiful florals EVERYWHERE!
(Baby Christine and Phil!! Ahhh!)
For table numbers, C+P used wine bottles from their favorite vineyards, and at the end of the night, a lucky guest at each table got to take it home! I love that!
Mr. and Mrs…
Love love love this.
Christine and Phil now share an anniversary with Christine’s parents! Such a special date!
Told you there was some serious dancing happening at this reception :)
Congratulations, Christine and Phil! I couldn’t be happier for you two!! And a huge thank you to all of their vendors: