West Point, Virginia Wedding Photography
Barbara and Al exchanged vows on a beautiful September day surrounded by family and friends at Historic St. John’s Church in West Point, Virginia.
I have never seen a groom more excited to see his bride walking down the aisle. Barbara and Al are the epitome of a couple in love and it was so wonderful to spend their big day with them!
Originally built in 1734, both the interior and exterior of the church building have been meticulously restored. A service is held during the summer each year, with guests bringing dishes for lunch, in the manner of an old-fashioned “homecoming”. This provides an opportunity for descendants of those communicants of long ago to worship as their ancestors once did.
While the church is owned by St. John’s Episcopal Church of West Point and thus the Diocese of the Episcopal Church, the restoration and maintenance of the building has been an interdenominational endeavor, funded by contributions from many interested individuals and organizations. Situated on Washington’s Burgess Route to Williamsburg, on the road that was used by George Washington and so many other famous Americans, the old church has probably seen as many great men and women from our country’s past as any other in the nation. It is therefore fitting that it has been preserved and restored to its former glory.
Congratulations Barbara and Al!