Sometimes when you meet the person you are meant to marry you just know it. Chelsea and Bobby got to know one another in the Spring of 2011, but were wrenched apart when Bobby was deployed. They were only separated physically, however; the two kept in constant touch via email and letters, and their love blossomed. In January, he came home to Maine on a surprise trip and proposed to her. Chelsea didn’t have to think twice; she knew, even though the time they had actually spent together had been short, she knew they were meant for one another. Even though the long distance was hard, and she counted down the days til her next trip to England or his arrival home with longing, they made it work through their bright, playful, and cheerful attitudes toward life.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a happier bride than Chelsea on her wedding day in Waterville, Maine. It was apparent she was bursting with excitement to finally be not only marrying this man, but moving to England to start a new life together where the two of them will be, I am sure, rarely apart. And Bobby’s joy and passion for Chelsea was evident in the way he looked at her throughout the entire day. It was, in a word, magical, the sort of love you see in romantic comedies that I almost never believe in. However, I believed on their wedding day. I definitely believed.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from Chelsea and Bobby’s wedding day. I hope the two of you are enjoying Hawaii and that the surprise adventures Bobby has planned are ever so awesome!
My second photographer, Jane Berger, took several of the photos on this page, but I’m particularly fond of these two photos of the guys playing basketball. Awesome, right?
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Assistant to the Photographer/Second Shooter: Jane Berger
Hair: People’s Salon and Spa
Ceremony: Pleasant Street United Methodist Church
Venue: T & B’s Celebration Center
Florist: Sunset Greenhouse
Baker: “I Do” Cakes
Dress: Purchased at Hussey’s General Store, Bonny Bridal
DJ: Mike Violette, On Cue DJ Services