What is a wedding? Technically speaking, according to Merriam-Webster it is 1 :a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities :nuptials. 2 :an act, process, or instance of joining in close association. What people forget is that a wedding is not a marriage. A Marriage is the actual union of 2 people, and in our modern society, till death do they part. A Wedding is the party before the Marriage. Lindsey and Rob put together an amazing wedding to kick off their forever Marriage. It was really something to behold. The emotion of this day was overwhelming for many family members that day and especially for Lindsey and Rob. They were each marrying their best friend and it was hard to contain all that emotion.
When Lindsey was getting ready and her Grandmother walked into see her and placed her hand over her mouth in astonishment at how beautiful Lindsey looked, I knew it was going to be a tear jerker of a day! Rob grinned big and made sure that I took a picture of the sign that said, “0 days till I do” I don’t think one person stopped smiling the whole day.
I could tell Lindsey is close to her father after witnessing her fathers 1st reaction at seeing her and as they walked down the isle. I couldn’t help but notice all big grins, tears, and laughter they shared as he brought her to Rob. The ceremony was short and sweet and afterwards they were husband and wife.
My favorite part of the day was after we had finished their portraits, normally the bride and groom are eager to get back to their guests but they asked me if they could have a few minutes to themselves. As I walked away, I saw them pull up two chairs facing the ocean and cuddle up together and just take a few moments, just the two of them, to breathe in what just took place. It was one of the sweetest moments at a wedding I have ever witnessed. I think every bride and groom should take a few minutes after the ceremony and reflect on what the day is really about: their Marriage.
The reception at beautiful Debordieu was truly a family affair! With only about 50 people in attendance Lindsey and Rob got to speak to everyone and thank them for coming. These two are so sweet, they even added all of their vendors to their seating chart, and we got our own table along with their guests.
I want to wish Lindsey and Rob a lifetime of happiness!
Venue: Debordieu | Hair Artist: Anna-Marie Swad – Independent Hairstylist | Makeup: Lindsey’s Sister | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Menswear: Hunt Club Clothiers | Officiant: Frank Holsclaw | Invitations: Minted | Band: Steve G and the Jrs | Cake Artist: Incredible Edibles | Floral Design: Carolina Charm