#lovewins! Facebook lit up last Friday morning like shooting stars… it had just been decided at SCOTUS when I got to my desk. It was like watching all the lights come on in a really big city, a few at a time until the skyline is glowing. :0) The hashtag #lovewins ruled the day and I was gratified to see that so many people were happy about this decision. I don’t think I have seen a kinder day in the social feed in a while.
These happy couples have all been married in the last few years… the images were from their engagement sessions. For a couple of them it was more of an uphill battle than seems possible. I cannot imagine someone telling me I can’t marry the one I love! Needless to say, there should never have been a rule that says any of them should be treated differently than the other. I’m very proud to see our country level this particular field… maybe we can get rid of all discriminations if we keep moving forward.
Now that’s it’s just marriage, let’s talk about yours, ok? ;0)
Imagine the day ahead of you… the day you thought would never arrive.
Nicole settled into the limo for the ride to the church and she actually paused for a moment to drink it in. Jon was pulling out of the driveway with his Best Man in the shiny blue convertible, both sharply dressed… looking for all the world like something out of the Kennedy years. The family groups and the wedding party photos had been taken care of in the morning garden, a small brunch had been shared and everyone was now traveling towards the rest of the day. I imagine that each of them was thinking about the day ahead and all were looking forward to it.
Imagine hiring a true professional to help you remember all of the little parts of this marvelous day! ;0)
It was such a hot day, the cake was hiding in the basement of the Overlook House. Just before dinner, the newlyweds got curious about their cake. I overheard them asking the caterer if they could go see it. I followed them down the narrow stairs and watched them Ooh and Ahhh… anticipation on their smiling faces. As we turned to leave, I noticed two kiddie chairs in the corner. I asked them how they felt about having a picture in this oddly compelling space, figuring that if they hated it, they’d say so. They both lit up and the yes was very enthusiastic so I asked him to put the chairs in front of the wall.
Two minutes later, we went up to a wonderful meal knowing that a great cake was waiting in the wings.
Weddings can be planned to a high level but the best weddings roll with the punches. The summer weather will often change the course of a day. If you can relax and let the professionals do their best work, you will have a great day.
Who’s ready for a piece of cake?
Portland twinkling in the background, Tinsley and Andrew had asked me to take their picture on this bluff in the Overlook neighborhood. It was just about 9:00 on our first truly hot June day and the breezes were finally helping. We were almost done when we heard a flurry of footsteps as this giggling girl slid into position to strike a pose. Just as fast, she was gone, and we smiled about our Portland… happy to help keep it weird.
Portland’s historic Overlook House was just right for this sweet, intimate wedding. The day was carried by the crackerjack team at Artemis Catering… kudos to them for such a fine job!
The Last Dance… this is the dance that says the evening is almost done. A few of the guests are beginning to gather their coats and gloves, mom and the bride are having a conversation about family brunch plans for tomorrow, and the valet is out in the cold retrieving cars. The parlor is still full of laughing guests playing board games and eating sweets but the tone is mellowing some. It has been a full weekend for many of them. Our intrepid dancers just couldn’t resist the call of the music… with no room in the parlor, they moved seamlessly into the lobby of the hotel and had a fine time. You know it’s been a great wedding when the guests are still on their feet and smiling at the end. ;0)
The Morrison House in Alexandria, Virginia was very gracious with all the nuances that a wedding brings to the table… huge kudos to their staff!