Story and photos by Have Heart Photography
“I love You, I know”
Ryan and Cody’s unique ‘May 4th’ ( Be with you) was not your average Cape May wedding! Apart from both their fun-loving and laid back personalities, Husband to-be-, Cody arranged some pretty amazing surprises for his bride, Ryan. This Cape May native family really knew how to celebrate their marriage, their way.
Before the couple married at the gorgeous Star of the Sea in Cape May, they privately got ready at separate locations in Cape May. Cody wore a light grey suit with a dark grey vest brown shoes and a navy bow tie and Ryan went to Free Love Bridal in West Cape May, for her dress and bridesmaids attire. Opting to skip the first look, we met the couple at the church for their ceremony.
After Mass, we headed to Willow Creek for portraits. We had completed family and bridal party photos when Cody took the Star Wars theme to another level surprising Ryan with t-shirts the grooms wore under their vest which each had a different Star Wars image and Quote. His said “Is a Trap” which sent Ryan into belly laughs!
Ryan being is a trained ballroom dancer, planned a very special first dance for the couple. They walked into the reception to Love Shack (chosen for the 250 square-foot cottage where we lived for the first three years of our relationship) and danced a hustle. They danced our official first dance to “It is You,” a waltz.
Ryan and Cody as a couple are Ying and Yang, their fun spirit and positivity took over anyone surrounding them. Their day was complete with a sparkler exit and they were on their way back to dance the night away.
Not to end this blog with a quote, but as Obi-Wan Kenobi once said…
“It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” And I can’t think go anything that explains their day, better than that.