I feel like I never know what to say in these blogs so I’m just going to talk about my experience with this family. First of all, Dani, the bride. I loved that when I got her shot list she asked for just a few photos of herself. I get that, who wants to pose for photos. But the minute I saw her in her dress I became obsessed with her. She has a certain shyness or quietness about her that is very sweet. But the minute my obsession began I couldn’t stop telling her how beautiful she was to me. I watched her show up for that and it was really a beautiful thing. I think a lot of us do not see our own beauty so to have it pointed out over and over, and believe me I could not quit pointing it out, we start to show up, fully in our beauty. I got to watch this happen with Dani and I’m so glad. I find it so interesting to watch who people are through the lens of my camera. I absolutely love it. All the things we think we are hiding from everyone, yet we can’t really because they are so a part of who we are. In fact it is what I believe endears us to those who love us. Dani, you are beautiful. Thank you for showing up for me.
Nick the groom was a complete other sort. He was so full of confidence in himself. I guess that comes with the territory of being a world class sky diver. I’m assuming you have to have ass kicking confidence to do that. What I loved about him was that he was just who he was. No two ways about it. And I loved during the toasts when one of Dani’s sisters said how he can never take his eyes off her when she walks away. Perfection.
Another thing that touched me was when Dani’s father was giving the toast and he acknowledged how much her mother had done to raise those kids. He was a big traveler and she did all the heavy family stuff. And he so appreciated her for that. How beautiful is that to be appreciated for what you have done for your family.
So all these beautiful things, in one event, I am a lucky lucky woman.
I would also like to mention the other vendors. Leanne Jewell from jewelleventdesign.com was amazing. There was not one rough spot in the whole wedding. I do not believe I have ever worked such a large wedding that went without flaws. If you want your wedding to be easy I would call her for sure. Also the staff at the St. Julien Hotel, the band, the DJ you name it everyone did their particular jobs amazingly well. Oh and lest I forget Design works kicked butt with the room. Take a look below. Blew me away.