Gabi & Marc are kind of amazing. And I seriously mean that.

They’re two of the healthiest, most positive, and genuinely fun people I’ve ever met. Hands down. They run marathons together. They cook together. They’re raising 5 amazing and uber-talented kids. They have crazy-impressive jobs {rocket scientist and a government agent!}.

And their families are unbelievable, too.

Almost every single aspect of Gabi & Marc’s wedding was lovingly handcrafted by either themselves or a family member. Marc’s daughter made their cake & cupcakes. All of the flower arrangements, including the bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages, were made by Gabi’s sisters. Her mother rolled and styled her hair. Her sister-in-law did her make-up. Her younger brothers & friends set up the reception space. Her sister helped her dress, and Marc’s youngest son helped him get ready.

Because both Gabi & Marc have children from previous marriages, they were married by the water in Annapolis, Maryland in a ceremony that not only combined the two of them, but their children, as well. Each of them spoke to the others’ children; telling them how they weren’t coming in to replace anyone, how they promised to be good, and fair step-parents, and how they love them and were so happy they were a part of their lives.

Shoot, I’m tearing up again.

Anyway, it was a gorgeous ceremony. Then there was the unique unity ceremony: the building of a rock cairn. Gabi, Marc, and their kids took turn building a pile of smooth stones, followed by everyone in attendance adding on their rocks to the pile, as well. All symbolizing the building of a strong foundation that blends the two families.

What made the biggest impression on me is how much of the entire day reflected who they are as people. From start to finish, it all spoke of their love: for nature, for their families, for each other.

They’re such fantastic people, and I’m so thankful I got to spend the day with them.

Thanks again, Gabi & Marc. You. Are. Awesome.

7 Replies to “Gabi & Marc’s Wedding by +Raven

  1. Gabi a BEAUTIFUL Bride! Mark a very Handsome Groom! I love the pictures…. Raven good job (again). Gabi and Mark we wish you all the best!

  2. Totally Awesome, love the pictures they tell a great story! Awesome family good luck Gab and Mark… love Davidd

  3. So Beautiful! An amazing wedding captured in such an incredible way. Wow!

  4. So Beautiful! An amazing wedding captured in such an incredible way. Wow!

  5. I love the fact that more and more people are getting into simpler weddings and yet they are still fantastic I love the uniqueness to them. 🙂

  6. Oh Gabrielle! This is so wonderful. Everything…your happiness, the happiness of your families, the care everyone took to make everything, and the stunning photos. Prettier than any magazine spread ever. I am deeply happy for you all.

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