Jannel and Matt traveled from Houston, Texas to King George, Virginia to celebrate their wedding with their loved ones. As I look back through the photographs that tell the story of this day it’s not the gorgeous light, the country setting full of beautiful old trees or the playful wedding party that stand out to me as the most telling parts of the experience. The entire day is punctuated by happy tears. I have photos of Jannel’s happy tears as she put on her dress and caught the first glimpse of herself in the mirror, of Matt’s happy tears as he huddled with his groomsmen pre-wedding and expressed his appreciation for them, of both Matt and Jannel’s flowing tears during their exchange of vows, more happy tears during the first dance and more still from Matt as he danced with his mom. All of this emotion carried Jannel and Matt through their day and I am excited to wish them many more moments worthy of happy tears throughout their lifetime together. Following are my favorites from the day: enjoy!