The best man stood in the center of the dance floor and began what he had written. He talked about who they are separately. And he talked about who they are together. And how when you see two people in love, truly in love for the long haul, you just know it. He said that Kristen had told him that for the girl, the wedding is all about the dress. That once you find that, once you get that part right, the rest just falls into place. But then he added that while that might be true, for the guy the wedding is all about the girl. And then he raised his glass and toasted to finding the perfect girl.
I stood at the edge of the dance floor and watched Kristen & Stephen spin and sway, surrounded by their friends and family. And I couldn’t help thinking about all the things I love about them separately. But even more so, what I love about who they are. Together. About how when you see two people who are destined to go the long haul, you just know it. Instantly. On a gut level. And how that kind of love is restorative. How it renews. And how grateful I am for love like that in this world. Because when you start with a love like that, once you get that part right… the rest just falls into place.
K&S, we adore you guys! Thank you so much for you are and for treating us like we were just friends who happened to bring their cameras along. I hope you are packing for France as we speak. And just so you know, I have a couple berets you can borrow if you need em!
Married: Kristen & Stephen
Kristen & Stephen put together one of the softest, prettiest, most detailed weddings we’ve seen in a long time. And they included the best accessory of all: unfettered, unrestrained happiness for all the world to see. Their wedding could not have been possible without the help of some incredible and insanely talented people:
Location: Erica at the exquisite Jonathan Edwards Winery
Culinary stylings courtesy of Linda at A Thyme to Cook
Beautiful blooms from Thames River Greenery
All of that incredible paper from the programs to the menu to the lavender cones from Robin Kornett at Robin K Design
And finally, once again a HUGE thank you goes out to Alicia Candelora for being our wingwoman that day. All of the pretty pictures are hers. :)