The officiant for the wedding described Matt and Roberta's character very well. An experiment years ago offered 5-year old kids a marshmallow. If the kid could wait 2 minutes in the empty room without eating the marshmallow, they would get 2 marshmallows. Most kids failed at this delayed gratification. The ones that didn't were far more likely to be successful. Matt and Roberta are the kind of people who'd wait to eat the marshmallow (although Roberta would say it's because she doesn't like them). They are firmly footed believers in Christ and it showed in the encouragement and stories people shared on the mic at the reception.
The ceremony was in the Strasenburgh Planetarium, with the reception following at the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). I was assisted on this day by Yuriy Nutsa, a good friend and wedding photographer too. The ladies prepared at Roberta's house (also the maid of honor's home), while the guys got ready at the planetarium. A wonderful star show showing the glory of the heavens was followed by the moving ceremony and familial party. Both young and old had key roles in their lives and it showed in this wedding.
Getting ready at the Bock house
Copernicus and planetary socks while in a planetarium. Love it!
The women had a wonderfully heartfelt prayer over Roberta before the ceremony
The start of Matt and Roberta's journey together.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim the work of his hands" Psalm 19:1
Always my favorite moment of the wedding, what I call "the victory walk"
Photo by Yuriy
Photo by Yuriy
Goofing around- this photo is by Yuiry
Sarah recounting the tale of the roadtrip through the desert with no AC
Will telling his story about a double date with his (not yet) wife and Matt and Roberta, where they played a very funny and embarrassing game
And they finally get to "eat their marshmallow"
Grandma dances with her son and grandsons.
Everyone's party dancing and Abbey's over there dancing
LOVE IT, MANDY!
Country line dancing like pros!
You are loved!
Can't go home without a great polaroid of the couple!
I wish you both many blessings and that His will be done through you!