Jaime stood at the edge of the old stone mansion that is the Branford House, and peeked around the corner to her family and friends. She teared up, took a deep breath. And then teared up again. She hugged her dad just one more time, held on just a little longer, and together they waited for the music to change. When the first few chords floated out on the breeze and marched their way past them, they knew it was time. Their time. And they took that first step side by side, never once looking back.
Jaime & Dan stood together at the edge of the world and looked back across the sweeping front lawn that is the Branford House. They took in the sight that was the gathering of all their friends and family. Of every person in the world that they love the most, mixing seamlessly like they were always meant to be right there together witnessing this day. Jaime teared up, took a deep breath. And then teared up again. She hugged Dan just one more time, held on just a little longer, as if for them the music would never change. And when the laughter from the party floated out on the breeze and sashayed its way past them, they knew it was time. It was always their time. Because this would always be the day that they took that first step side by side.
Never once looking back.
Married: Jaime & Dan
Jaime & Dan were married on the most perfect of perfect days at the same place Justin & I got married: The Branford House mansion in Connecticut. They tented the front lawn, brought lanterns to light the way, and gathered everyone closest to them together for a day that would make even Gatsby himself want to join the party. They went around and hugged every person, thanked them for being there. And when the night sky fell to darkness and daylight made its last hurrah, it stood for one last encore in a rush of blue and purple from the horizon. Like the sun itself was toasting to love as it’s just beginning. Jaime & Dan, we had the best time with you guys and there aren’t enough words in the world to thank you for allowing us to be part of your lives. We wish for you a love like this always. Always walking side by side. And never once looking back.
So much love,