My California roots were itching today, as this special couple comes all the way from right outside my home town! California girl meets boy from the South. Love finds a second chance sometimes, and for these two well-matched lovebirds, today was the day. A few of my favorites moments were these …
We had a true family table – bride, groom, and three kids in the round, just like at home over a family style service meal (if only all our home cooking was as good as Chef & I!)
When the bride said “I don’t know if I’ve ever felt this loved, but today, I believe it” (tear…).
When the groom excused his poor dancing skills, yet still performed his practiced box steps with such precision – only a Dr. could look so focused!
Lastly, when four girls, including the bride’s daughter, performed a very special dance to “Love Shack”! It was the perfect party starter!
It was the most perfect, first day of spring. And the perfect first day, to unite this family.
It’s funny what stands out at each event after doing so many. You’d think they would start to blend together, but there’s always something. For this wedding, I would have to say the word ‘community’. So many people came together on this one, especially the father of the bride, to show how much they love this adorable couple. These families blended beautifully and their friends no how to support them and have a good time! And it’s easy to see why.
Kristen has been a sweetheart from our first interaction. And Cody, while we may have only met at the rehearsal (like so many other grooms that I meet at the tail end), he was full of hugs and gratitude as the night ended, as he and his wife had tears in their eyes so sad that it was over. It was a beautiful day that we were honored to be a part of.