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Erin & Isaiah


If you listen to Erin tell the story of her initial meeting and working with Isaiah while on a mission trip to Kenya, there is a twinkle in her eye –a spark that has been there ever since that fateful journey. She recalls telling her mom how much she felt at home in Kenya. She smiles when she tells that Isaiah only confessed his true feelings for her when she returned to Virginia as the two were separated by two continents and a seven-hour time difference. But love grew and grew and GREW, resulting in a joyous wedding celebration at Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria last October.

Bright bursts of orange Free Spirit roses and purple Beauty Berry greeted guests outside the church and bright sunflowers flanked the altar. Erin chose a bridal bouquet of white calla lilies, Tibet roses, freesia and lisianthus, while Isaiah and his groomsmen donned boutonnieres of fiddle head fern and hypericum berries. Bush ivy wreaths dotted with roses and statice encircled lanterns for the reception tables.

Most of the time, Free Spirit Floral plays a very small role in just one day of a couple’s young life together; a snap shot. But, what is most joyful:  having a front row seat to their love, watching them grow as a couple each week as fellow members of Trinity UMC. Yes, home is where the heart is.

Photos by Sarah E. Fortney Photography