“When you fly those jets, make sure you always come back safe to us,” said Elina’s mother during her speech.
In the months leading up their engagement session and wedding day, Elina and Kyle were separated by hundreds of miles. Kyle was training to fly Harrier jets in the Marine Corps and Elina was studying to pass her boards as a Neurosurgery Physicians assistant. They always seemed busy but snuck in every chance they could to see each other. Even on tours overseas Kyle wrote dozens of letters to his wife-to-be back home.
When their wedding day finally arrived at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, MD, it was easy to see how excited they were to finally be called husband and wife. “I am also excited for Kyle to see me look my most beautiful self,” Elina wrote to me days before their wedding. They patiently waited for the figurative miles to melt away and moment they could walk across the side porch and put their arms around each other. From that moment on, they were inseparable. The excitement and tears during their ceremony gave way to signature drinks, cocktails and lawn games outside the Rose Garden, and as dusk fell the party livened up! There they were arm in arm, hand in hand, dancing, spinning and singing together at every moment! They may be separated by miles once more, but they’re never separated at heart.