Virginia couple with intellectual disabilities celebrates independent life together #Wedding Porn#disability#outdoor#virginia August 12 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by: Laura Matthews Photography Photos by Laura Matthews Photography Photographer Laura Matthews told us that neither Chris nor Jaime had ever dreamed of the life they've created for themselves today. Both have intellectual disabilities and have faced their own obstacles, but they now live independently together, hold jobs, drive, and are active in their communities. Chris and Jaime met five years ago at a party and said their vows this past June at The Meadow Event Park in Virginia. From the horse-drawn carriage that dropped Jaime off at the ceremony to the rose petals lining the aisle, I'm loving the frothily romantic details all over the place. For instance, you gotta see the adorable bell jar for the cards and gifts! Vendors Beauty: Renata Lynette Makeup • Dress Store: David's Bridal • Event Planner: All in the Details • Floral Designer: King William Florists • Hair: Intrigue – A healthy hair salon • Linens and Coverings: The Prop Shop • Men's Apparel: Jos. A. Bank • Photographer: Laura Matthews Photography • Transportation: Hundley Carriages • Venue: The Meadow Event Park This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS I predict you will love this Ouija board save-the-date free wedding printable NEXT What funeral planning taught me about wedding planning Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Thank you for presenting this as you would any other wedding. I saw this in my blog feed and first thought it was on one of the disability blogs I follow- I'm a special ed teacher and sister to a girl with developmental disabilities. It looks beautiful, and special, and they and their guests look so happy! Congratulations to the happy couple! 34 agree Reply Wait, are those giant flowers on the arch or an optical illusion??? Seriously, they're crystally and enormous. WANT. Beautiful! Congrats on your lovely wedding, and kudos to the happiest garter-catcher I've ever seen! 13 agree Reply Thank you, thank you for featuring this very special wedding! I can't tell you how incredibly moving it was to capture Jaime & Chris' gorgeous wedding day and I'm so thrilled their happiness will reach even more people through your feature! 16 agree Reply Wow those arch flowers ARE super awesome!!! Does anyone know where you can get anything similar? 3 agree Reply All in the Details did an amazing job with the decor! You can contact her here: https://www.facebook.com/allinthedetails62?fref=ts 🙂 Reply Beautiful! Host bell jar in particular is a brilliant touch. 4 agree Reply Man, I'm not even normally into "white wedding" decor and I LOVE the things they did here. And everyone looks like they're having such a fun time!! Congrats to the couple! 4 agree Reply The joy emanating from these photos is tangible! Love this! 11 agree Reply Thank you so much for such a sweet compliment! Reply This is a really beautiful wedding, and the happiness and celebration really shines. Thank you so much for sharing. 1 agrees Reply Beautiful! Looks like it was a fantastic day full of love! Congratulations to Chris and Jaime. x 1 agrees Reply Ahhhh this is making me all teary and feelingy… my nephew has intellectual disabilities, and I always wonder how he will be as an adult. Will he live independently? Have a girlfriend? Find a job? It is a joyous occasion when any two people find each other, but even more so when they face challenges along their lives. 6 agree Reply I was having one of those blah day until I saw this post. How perfectly joyful. Beautiful wedding! Congratulations. 1 agrees Reply I'm not crying there is a stick in my eye. Or someone's cutting onions! This wedding gives me hope for my sister. But maybe in crying! 2 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. 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