|As the laces were tied and the ribbon was fastened, she thought about him...well, the two hims actually....who had left a criss-crossed pattern on her heart. One, her dad, who she was missing so very much on this day. He had been her hero, the standard against which all other men would be measured. And with every passing tick of the clock, her heart ached out his absence just a little bit more. The other, her best friend. Who she had been counting down the minutes with until this very day. The one who had taken her broken heart and sewn it together again. Put it back together piece by piece. The way that only love can. And so in this moment, yes there was bitter....and there was sweet. Just like there is in life. But wherever you looked....there was love.
As the bow was tied and the suspenders were fastened, he thought about her....well, the two hers actually....who had left a criss-crossed pattern on his heart. One was the girl he fell in love with. She was his whole world, the standard against which all other girls would forever never measure up to. And with every passing tick of the clock until he saw her, his heart raced just a little bit more. The other, was the wife he knew that she would become. In an instant, he could see a lifetime with her stretching out from this very day. The one who would take their two lives and stitch them together into one. Put them together piece by piece. The way that only love can. And so in this moment, there was what has been and what will be. Just like there is in life. But whichever direction you looked....
There was love.
Married: Alexis & Ross
Alexis & Ross were married on an incredible day in Rhinebeck, NY. Theirs was a day that was filled to the brim with grace and elegance and beauty. But most of all...there was love. There were tears. There were hugs. There was laughter. And boy oh boy was there some dancing. But above all else, love ruled the day. Alexis & Ross, there are some people in this world that you just instantly know you're going to do everything you can in your power to become friends with them. You two are exactly those kind of people. So just so you guys know....we're now friends for life! :) We may or may not be showing up for Thanksgiving dinner....I hope that's cool! :) My hope for you, is that you love like this always. Leaning on each other in the bitter, sharing with each other in the sweet. And that either way, wherever you look...you always find love.
So much love,
Photography: Justin & Mary
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour: A private estate in Rhinebeck,NY
Reception: Grasmere Farm
Event Coordination: Jeanne Stark
Beuty: Salon 52 & Beautify by Celeste
Blooms: Floral Fantasies
Baker: Corsino Cakes