Rebecca and Zack traveled from their home in Japan to get married in Pfafftown, NC at Rebecca's childhood church.
It was a colorful November morning, not too hot, not too cold.
Rebecca opened the doors to the church and welcomed me inside. Vendors and a few family members were briskly walking around putting the final details in place.
"I'm afraid I'm going to laugh when I look at him at the altar," Rebecca said.
I was surprised because most brides say they're afraid they are going to cry, but as I got to know them throughout the day, I saw them share quick, witty humor that'll have you belly laughing.
She had a silver coin in her shoe, a wedding tradition which has evolved to symbolize the wish for prosperity.
Her unique, fall bouquet included pine cones!
"The groomsmen are ready for their photos!" a friend told me. I went upstairs and they asked, "What should we do?" During our pre-wedding meeting, Rebecca and I connected over our love for candid photos. So, I told the guys to find a game to play. Zack found bingo! The perfect game to play right before you get married, haha.
Later Zack said this moment was one of his favorites from his wedding day.
They didn't need to actually finish the bingo game, but Zack insisted they needed to, which made it all even more hilarious.
So close to winning!
Rebecca surprised her bridesmaids with gifts.
Her mother and friends helped her get into her wedding dress.
Music began to fill the church as guests began to arrive.