I recently had the great honor to photograph The Knot Dream Wedding for the Biltmore Estate. It is not an every day occurrence that I would have an opportunity like this one. Yes, I was nervous, and there were many photographers, videographers, and countless other professionals working to create an experience that Rebekah and Pete would never forget.
Rebekah Gregory, 26, and Pete DiMartina, 29, were less than 10 feet away from the first bomb that went off at the Boston Marathon last April. The Knot awarded this couple with their dream wedding, relying on readers’ votes to plan out everything from the hair style to the location.
Every wedding is extremely touching to me, but in this case, the experience has left me a changed person.
I know this much is true…
There is triumph over tragedy.
I don’t need to know a couple to know what is important to them.
My job is beyond rewarding.
To say that I am inspired by the strength of Rebekah and Pete is an understatement.
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Marcy Blum worked with the Biltmore staff to create the perfect event. Every last detail was beautifully executed.
Rebekah’s Dad carried her across the lawn at the Biltmore, so she could have images made with her bridesmaids. This image will be ingrained in my mind forever. The bond between the two of them made me emotional.
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As everyone was making their way to the ceremony, the groom and his Mother ‘find’ each other in the crowd. This heartfelt hug was something I will never forget.
The talented Marcy Blum keeps everything running beautifully.
Rebekah was accompanied by her Dad and son as they make their way to the altar.
I loved this moment.
Anja hosted the event and kept all of the viewers at home up to speed on the day.
There were many professionals involved in making this event a huge success. I appreciated the opportunity to work with each of them.
The Biltmore Estate
All images copyright @2014 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Wedding Photographer | The Knot Dream Wedding |
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