I watched Josh and Anne walk up the stairs to the grand Brancroft hall at the US Naval Academy, and Josh’s hand was on Anne’s back, gently supporting her as she lifted her dress and thoughtfully took each step.
And the image of their two small selves coming together in support of one another while surrounded by a beautiful building – a place of history and legacy – made me realize that if I could only use one word to sum up Josh and Anne’s journey together, it would be honor.
They have honored their parents, they have honored their heritage, and they now honor the legacy they are creating for the future. They have chosen respect over personal desires and valued humility as their foundation.
But above all, I love how they honor one another.
Because in choosing to humbly honor those around them, they have learned how to deeply honor each other, too.
They have learned how to selflessly love, how to delightfully serve, and how to walk together as one – supporting each other and taking each step oh-so-thoughtfully into this amazing next chapter.
Josh is a wickedly smart graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and many of Josh & Anne’s first memories together were made there, walking the pathways of the campus and talking about life, values, and faith.
So it was only a fitting place to commemorate this next chapter of their life together by having their wedding ceremony at the USNA chapel – a downright GORGEOUS church – complete with all the trappings of a classic military wedding including dress whites and a traditional sword arch! *LOVE*
Which meant that everything about this Annapolis wedding made our hearts come alive – classic architecture, breathtaking beauty, and deeply rooted tradition. Awww yeah! That’s the recipe for the best #TYwedding ever!
It all began with Josh and Anne getting ready before heading to the academy to see one another at their precious First Look.
Part two is coming soon with more sweet moments from this classically gorgeous wedding at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis!
In fact, Josh and Anne kept their legacy strong by including a traditional Korean wedding ceremony during the reception – a paebak – complete with the full Korean dress, tea ceremony, and blessings. You’re gonna LOVE this part! Stay tuned for all of that tomorrow!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : United States Naval Academy Chapel | Reception Location : La Fontaine Bleue | Event Coordinator : The Wedding Story | Wedding Videography : Simon Cook Films | Officiant : The Navigators |