Marissa & Marcus were peacefully protesting last Aug. at the Charlottesville rally when a car plowed through their crowd, killing their friend Heather Heyer. Marcus pushed his fiance Marissa out of the way of the speeding car causing himself to be hit, throwing him over the car & shattering his leg. This story has made world wide headlines and was a glorious day of love triumphing. Christina kept saying Hate would not have the last word in their story. That we couldn’t help them in the court room, bring Heather back or help them heal but that we are in the business of making dreams come true and we could help their new chapter. All Marissa asked of the wedding was that it was purple- Heathers favorite color and that their favorite song Why I love you from MAJOR. was played. Over 25 vendors came together to make their dream day happen, all donated. R & B Arist, MAJOR. flew in to surprise the couple & sang their favorite song as she walked down the aisle. He performed again at their reception. Heather Heyers mother Susan Bro was there to lead a butterfly release for her daughter. It was a gorgeous day of love, tears and laughter.
Photographer: M Harris Studios//Design and Decor:Nance’s Rustic Rentals and Events//Apparel: Annalise Bridal//Dress Store: Urban Set Bride//Bridesmaid Dresses:Bella Bridesmaids//Favors and Gifts: Fluffness – Gourmet cotton candy//Floral Designer: Holly Chapple Flowers//Equipment Rentals:Fredericksburg Rentals//Reception Venue: Walden Hall//DJ:Classic Entertainment//Bakery: Bijou’s Sweet Treats LLC//Caterer: A Taste of Elegance//Event Planner: Bella Giornata Events & Design LLC//Event Designer: Bella Giornata Events//