Castle Ladyhawke Elopement | Mandy + Chad

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Mandy and Chad have a love story that could be in movies. That kind were you're heart skips a beat and you have to catch your breath a little. I'm telling you, I've never seen a more smitten and in love couple. It all started with them 23 years ago, when they were just some kids in high school.. young and in love. Life had different plans for both Chad and Mandy, but they found their way back to each other now. You know when people say if it's meant to be, it will be? Well, this right here is a true testimony to that.

Chad and Mandy - THANK YOU so much for allowing me to be there with you on this amazing day. I have never laughed so much as when shooting with you two. You're the perfect pair, and I'm so happy and honored that I was able to witness and document such a beautiful love story.

Venue: Castle Ladyhawke Florist: Ray's Florist Reverand: Rev Jacqui Photographer: Amore Vita Photography

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Mandy and Chad wrote some beautiful vows and they let me share some of it here. The wind was blowing the pollen around during the ceremony.. that's why there were tears in my eyes.. promise ;)

Here is a part of Mandy's vows to Chad:

"You have always been my happy place, my safe place and how I defined love. You took my heart and my hand when I was fifteen and though our fingers slipped apart, our hearts have always stood strong. Our love has never faltered, it has only adapted to our place in time. Finally our place in time has come full circle and our hands are once again intertwined. Accompanied now by the hands of six others, yours, mine, ours. I can without a doubt promise that I will never let go of your hand again."

 

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And Chad's to Mandy:

"Mandy Lineberry, I have loved you for over half my life now. I can still see the first moment I fell in love with you. I was standing in your grandma's driveway, watching you as you walked away from me into the house. Maybe it was the bounce in your step, maybe it was the excitement in your eye, or maybe it was simply my uncanny attraction to you... but at that very moment I felt something weird and exciting. It wasn't teenage lust or hormones, it was honest, true love.  For whatever reason, that wasn't our time. Yet, for whatever reason we have been given a second chance.. for whatever reason, now IS our time. I believe that with true love we can weather any storm that life throws our way. I believe that with true love we can be true to one another in everything. I believe that with true love we can grow old together as a crazy happy couple. Mandy, you were my first love and I stand here with you today, because I want you to be my last love."

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Thanks to my second shooter, Heather, for snapping these!! =D

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If you enjoy Amore Vita Photography, please LIKE the photography Facebook page.  Julia Beckmann is a wedding photographer based in Charlotte, NC, specializing in romantic and timeless wedding photojournalism, seeking to capture beautiful imagery.  Her dedication to her craft is only paralleled by her desire to make sure her engaged couples are comfortable and taken care of.  She frequently provides  North Carolina wedding photography, and is available to travel for destination weddings worldwide.  For a little more about what she does, don’t hesitate to send an email!