There are steps that you take in this life. Steps that take you to the next stage. Steps that get you closer to where you want to go. Steps that are just part of the process. And then there are steps that change everything. Steps that as you walk them, you do not question the footing. Or where the road may lead. Because every path has led to this moment right here. And the only thing left to do is leap.
She came to the bottom of the stairs, and didn't hesitate for a second as she walked up to him. She stood at the end of the aisle, and didn't have to think once about those next steps ahead of her. Thirty-seven or so of them or between her and him. And the rest of their lives. Together. And as she walked them, she did not question the footing. Or where their road might lead. Because she knew every path, and all the race courses in between, had led to this moment right here.
And the only thing left to do was leap.
Married: Jojo & Todd
Jojo & Todd were married at the beautiful Lake of Isles resort last weekend, surrounded by a slight chill in the air and the warmth of every heart there that loved them. It was a little colder than they had been planning for their outdoor ceremony, so plans were quickly changed and the ceremony was moved indoors. But as soon as the words started being spoken, there was never any doubt that it was still going to be just as beautiful. The pictures were super important to Jojo & Tood, so I'm super grateful that they left a lot of time for them before the ceremony and we were able to shoot outside before it got too cold! J&T met while racing cars, so they included elements in their details to pay honor to that. There were matchbox cars on the tables & boutonnieres. A mini Cooper in Jojo's bouquet. Steering wheels for Todd's cufflinks. The day was also inspired by Jojo's incredbile BHLDN dress that featured silk butterflies. So there were butterflies on the cake, as the guest book, and on the cutest flower girl you ever did see! Jojo & Todd, we can't thank you enough. For your love and who you are as people. You make everyone around you feel like they've been your best friend forever. And that's a rare thing in this world. But that makes sense. Because so is a love like yours. We are so grateful to call you friends! Can't wait to go go-karting with you guys! :)
They stood together in a doorway. Outside, a sea of blue. The waves of the warm Caribbean crashed against the rocks below, as inside the tears had already started to fall. The girls had all gotten ready, and her mama had read the words that she wrote for her. All that was left to do was to put on the dress, and go to her groom. It was a day that had been a year in the making, or all her life really. And what she knew now more than anything, was that his face at the end of the aisle was what it had all been for.
They stood together in a doorway. Their dresses, a sea of silvery blue. The waves of people passing through the square paused to watch, as inside the tears had already started to fall. The girls had all begun their walk, and the readers had the words that she wrote for them. All that was left to do was to hug her dad goodbye, and go to her groom. It was a day that he knew was coming for a year in the making, or all her life really. From the first day they brought her home. And what he knew now more than anything, was that her face at the end of the aisle...
Was what it had all been for.
Married: Ale & Dan
Ale & Dan were married on a gorgeous (if sizzling HOT) day in the Dominican Republic, where the water was teal and the skies were blue. They were surrounded by ninety-two of their closest friends & family who made the trip to Santo Domingo to be with them when they promised forever. To celebrate the start of a life together. And between the New Orleans style second line, the sparkler entrance, the "hora loca" carnival, and the party that went until 4 in the morning....celebrate they did! Ale & Dan we cannot thank you & your parents enough for bringing us in to be part of the day. Not only bringing us there, but actually treating us like part of the day & part of the family. We have never felt so welcome before! A&D we are so grateful for you, your love & your friendship...next time we're in Miami, we're hanging out for sure!!
SO much love,
Venue: La Briciola, Santo Domingo
Church: Convento de los Dominicos
Event Coordination: Mary de Susana Events
Blooms: Richard Buret Design
Baker: Brown Sugar Bakery
Photography: Justin & Mary
Today we get to kick off the week right by sharing Kristy & TJ's gorgeous New York City wedding that we shot a while back, along with the help of our good friends Ashley & Jeremy. Kristy & TJ were originally scheduled to get married this past November, but Hurricane Sandy had other plans. So they rescheduled for a few months later, and in that I believe they found their perfect day. What I loved most about this day was how all of K&T's friends and family rallied around them to make their day twice as amazing. Every single person who came just wanted nothing but the best for these two, and you could feel their love and hope fill the room. It is always an honor to document our couples' days, but somehow on this day we felt that even more. And I think it was because of what a gift it was to watch two people laugh & love and soak in the day no matter what. Kristy & TJ, you are two people who have already learned how to dance in the rain and weather any storm. It is a privilege to watch how you love.
And OHHH do we have a way to kick your weekend off RIGHT!! Remember that "sailor in the snow" picture from December? Well, we are FINALLY able to show you the whole wedding! We've been holding it off the blog for publication in a national magazine, and we are now able to show you the whole day!
Caitlin & Matt were married on the Yale Campus on a snowy day at the end of December. Matt is in the Navy, so the whole day was made that much better by dress blues & swords! :) Caitlin worked with the absolutely incredible & talented Diana from Jubilee Events and Tony from Datura A Modern Garden for flowers to create a flawless day. And just when we thought it couldn't get any more perfect, the most pristine, fluffy white snow began to fall...adding it's own incredible mark on the day.
Caitlin & Matt, we love love LOVE you guys!! We have never been treated more like part of the family than we were that day with you guys & both of your incredible families. It is an honor to call you all friends!
Today we are SO excited to bring you the beautiful wedding of Genevieve & Elliot at the de Seversky Mansion. These guys were married on a gorgeous (albeit brrrrr fridgity) December day with soft skies & big hearts. Their whole day was like a scene out of Great Gatsby meets Home for the Holidays, and no elegant, regal, classic detail was overlooked. These two loved with their whole hearts, and an amazing group of friends & family was there to witness the whole thing. We are so lucky to have been one small part of such an amazing day! G&E we LOVE you guys!