Six months ago we said I do. It’s been a joyous whirlwind, but if history is my guide, it’s only going to move faster. So today I’m sharing a few of our wedding day details: those things that added a touch of invisible sparkle, brought warmth to our hearts, and carried those we love with us. Barely noticeable yet cherished objects, fleeting moments, and glimses of the sun’s reflection fill me with emotion and it’s these things that create the story of our lives, whether we realize it at the time or not.
Details mean different things to different people, but for us, it was largely about having our day be just that — our day — and for me personally, it had a lot to do with finding ways for my late father be with me in spirit. We were swayed from an elopement to a celebration with family, but made sure everything we did was in keeping with our initial wishes of peace, intimacy, and simplicity. We stripped the ceremony and celebration down to the root of our celebration: love.
Last summer I shared the story behind having our celebration at my childhood home, which was also the inspiration for our invitation design. To toast to our lifetime in the same garden in which I have so many cherished memories was without a doubt the perfect choice — the only choice.
Passed hors d’oeuvres filled guests’ bellies, the timelessness of big band classics (and a few Dead covers) filled the air without a show, and lots of laughter cheered our souls. Clouds floated through the sky, a soft breeze graced the air, and bliss danced in our hearts.
It was our perfect summer party: a little old-fashioned, casually elegant, and simply classic.
Here’s to happily ever after.
Huge thanks to our amazing photographer, Heather (Heather Renee Weddings), for capturing our day in a way we couldn’t have imagined. It is through her imagery that I am able to share pieces of our story.