An Epic Love Story That Began At 9 Years Old & Their at-home wedding celebration

The whole family came together to make this wedding special at Ava’s childhood home.

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Ava and Charlie have a very unique love story and it’s one of my all time favourites! They first met when they were just nine years old. Fast forward years later and they’re getting married in Ava’s parents backyard as her Dad always envisioned her wedding there. It truly was a day filled with so much emotion, history and love…

Ava is an actress and was married at her family home in Rhode Island, where they had set up a sweet little “screening room” which was showing home movies of Ava & Charlie when they were kids.

Charlie & Ava have known each other since they were kids. When Charlie was just 9 years old, he wrote in his journal, “I would love Ava to the end. She is who I choose to grow old and have kids, raise them, and die with.” CAN YOU EVEN??

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A touching first look with Dad before walking down the aisle

Ava + Charlie both walked down the aisle with their parents, while Ava’s brother played an original composition, and her aunt officiated

Later, we headed to a field across the street for portraits, where they popped a bottle of champagne and celebrated their first married moments!

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Portsmouth wedding photographer
Portsmouth wedding photographer

The tables were set with simple candles and wildflower greenery foraged from the property – perfectly refined and unfussy

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The speeches were so moving, and it was time for the first dance, her brother performed another original song, with lyrics about how they’ve loved each other since they were just 9 years old

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Last portraits in the grove before calling it a night…

New York Wedding Photographer: Dacia Pierson with Eager Hearts Photography || Venue: Parent’s backyard, Portsmouth, Rhode Island || Cake Designer: La Maison de coco || Bridal Dress Designer: Loho Bride || Rings: Barmakian Jewelers || Music: High Line Band Boston

Dacia Pierson and Eager Hearts Photography is a Destination Wedding Photographer based in Mexico City. She services weddings all over Mexico as well as New York, California, and anywhere your heart takes you.

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