This is one of those weddings that just leaves you with no words. I cried four separate times!!
Erik and Tricia were SO in love with each other. Tricia literally glittered all day long! Her eyes never stopped sparkling and Erik just couldn't take his eyes off of her. Erik and Tricia actually met overseas during a tour in Iraq and their love story has acquired fame! The Chicago Sun Times ran their wedding on the FRONT PAGE and another paper ran the story too! While I can't ever imagine this sweet, dainty little lady in army gear, both she and Erik spent 16 months overseas - a tour that extended 6 months past the originally scheduled 10 months, and they celebrated their beginnings with red shoes, bluish flowers and flags instead of bubbles for a send off in all red cars! These two are an incredible couple, and though brought together under hard circumstances, their love is tangibly tender and intense.
Tricia was......beyond words beautiful. This girl radiates love, gentleness, sweetness, kindness and true beauty. I couldn't keep my eyes off of her all night! Glowing doesn't sufficiently describe her.
This picture perfectly depicts exactly what Erik's face said all day long
Pretty flowers, pretty veil and beautiful couple
Tricia's father passed away earlier this year and she honored him during the ceremony by having a daddy daughter dance and played a slideshow of photographs while she and her brother danced. I was crying so hard I could barely see to take photos. It was so touching and so beautiful. Her brother so proudly held her and spun her, laughed with her and cried with her and celebrated and honored their father together with her. It was such an incredible moment.
A last note....for the garter toss they did it Army style!! Erik started out with pushups, and army crawled over to Tricia!! It was hysterical!! He poudly came out with the garter in his teeth and her brother caught it!!! lol!!
Erik and Tricia I wish you the best! Erik, I hope you look at Tricia with that passion for the rest of your life – and Tricia, I hope you glitter with love for this man for the rest of your life!!
View the slideshow |here!|