I'll never forget getting that call from Cristy the morning of her wedding. Her son who had been at basic training with the Army was going to be able to get back in time for their wedding after all, and could we move up the timeline a bit to accommodate that? I knew how important family was to both Cristy and Denney, and having met her three fantastic kids it was a no brainer. Of course we would make a last-minute switch to the timeline, even if it meant compromising some photo time.
This is the thing about weddings. We--vendors (read: me), brides and grooms, family members--can get so caught up in making sure every single moment is planned perfectly, but when it comes right down to it, it's the messy, unpredictable, spontaneous moments that end up being the most memorable and the most cherished. It's looking past the wedding day and realizing that five years from now is just as, if not more, important than the day you say "I do." I so appreciated that Cristy and Denney had the sense to throw away the timeline that everyone said they should have so they could fully feel and live the most important parts of their day. Not the details, not the smooth transitions and two+ hours of photos, but the family that surrounded them. I will remember their wedding for as long as I do this job. It was full of all good things.
Cristy and Denney, I learned so much from you during our time together. Just being around your family and friends was a testament to your character, and I really respect the way you put family first every time. Thanks a million times over for inviting to share in your day. I loved every minute!
Cristy and Denney had a first look in Patterson Fruit Farm's beautiful meadow. It was like a dream!
Isn't Cristy's bouquet perfectly feminine and whimsical? Heather of Fair Rarity is extraordinarily talented with florals. Do yourself a favor and check her out if you're looking for a florist!