Christine & Justin
Justin and Christine met at a small group through Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, NC. They became friends over the next seven months and finally realized maybe this friendship was actually something more.
“For me, I knew the first night I met Justin that he would play an important role in my life, but I wasn’t quite sure what that would look like. I was definitely attracted to him. I think we both knew something was there, but we were too nervous at first to actually speak to each other!” shared Christine.
On March 12, Justin took Christine to Winston-Salem, where he is from, to go to lunch at 6th and Vine Wine Bar. They then explored downtown and finally ended up at the Old Salem tea room. They started walking around and Justin told her he had something to show her. They went to a brick amphitheater on Salem College’s campus where he had a display of red roses, read her a letter and got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Little did she know, his family was videoing and taking pictures of the entire proposal. After the proposal, Justin told Christine they were meeting her Mom and Dad for dinner. To her surprise, her extended family and some close friends were there to celebrate with them!
Christine and Justin didn’t have a particular theme for their wedding day, yet wanted it to be elegant, romantic and simple. They are both naturally very laid back people and wanted their wedding day to reflect that feeling. The couple chose navy and blush for their color scheme, with gold accents. Christine prefers neutral colors in general, so the blush was a great way to have some color in a non-overwhelming way.
“The most unique thing about our wedding day was that we had a close friend officiate our ceremony. We walked through pre-marital counseling with him and his wife and were encouraged by the love that they have for Jesus and each other. We believed that he could convey the true meaning of marriage through our ceremony,” Christine continued.
“The wedding day was very hectic, stressful and quick. Looking back, I wouldn’t have let myself stress out as much the day of the wedding. Things go wrong and get messed up, but at the end of the day the most important thing was that Justin and I were making the choice to love each other for the rest of our lives no matter what. We were so excited to enter into marriage together. All that mattered at the end of the day was that we would honor God on our wedding day and throughout our marriage.”