Where do I begin with words for Whitney and Carl’s wedding day…I’ve started typing a few times only to erase and start-again. To say that Whitney is an incredible woman just isn’t enough.
Shortly after I arrived at the hotel for “getting ready” images, her dress was hung on the fire-sprinkler in the bridal suite next door. The blackened-water that emerged from the sprinkler head covered her dress, and made it un-wearable…a true nightmare for any bride. Of course this was upsetting, but Whitney quickly collected her things and the bridesmaids (plus me) made our way to the bridal shop where she had purchased the gown. Ida’s Custom Veils went above-and-beyond, so much that I wrote a second post just for them. When we were all in the fitting room at Ida’s, Whitney said “The most important thing about today is I am marrying Carl, and that is what REALLY matters…” — there wasn’t a dry eye in there, myself included! At the end of the afternoon we were leaving the shop with a new dress in hand, heading to the hotel so Whitney could have her make-up done and get to the ceremony.
When I arrived at Fresh Air Farm, the details were extraordinary — and I just knew they would be. They had put together so many unique and beautiful elements to really make the space their own. A lemonade stand with mason-jar cups, hand-made pinwheels and program-fans, metal lanterns and multi-colored garden flowers (by Good Earth Floral Design). It was simply gorgeous! As Whitney walked down the aisle towards her future-husband, nothing could take her smile away. They wrote their own vows to one another, and I was honored to be present at ceremony filled with such love.
Whitney — there are no words for how wonderful you handled everything. With such grace. You are a true inspiration to all brides, to focus on what really matters on your wedding day. Committing your heart to the one you love…