When you spend your life in a small town, where most everyone knows everyone, you are bound to have moments that make you realize how precious life milestones are. Like when you can remember a little girl running and playing and laughing because you used to babysit her… and then before your eyes she is this beautiful young woman putting on a wedding gown and experiencing the best day of her life. Then you look at the bridal party and realize there is another beautiful woman about to have her second child and remember it wasn’t too long ago you were experiencing her wedding day and realizing you used to watch her play with dolls and see that twinkle in her eye. I felt so honored. It was such a precious moment. I looked at Brittany’s parents, who were wiping tears of joy from their eyes more than once. How proud they must be and how much more they were feeling than I was.
I knew this day was going to be amazing. It completely blew me away! Banquet tables set up in her parent’s back yard with lanterns and rows of florals. Eloquent china and place settings with strung lights. Then the sun began to set. It was the most gorgeous view and the perfect background for such an amazing night.
Watching the pure joy and happiness on everyones face was the brightest part of this day. Yes every detail was amazing – but knowing the true hearts of every individual there, knowing their lives and who they’ve been up to this point just made it more fulfilling.
Brittany and Jay, I wish you two a life of happiness and love. Thank you so much for allowing me to be there to witness your own magic. It meant the world.