Let me just say that the overall atmosphere during the entire day was so relaxed and mellow that I almost forgot it was a wedding. Colby has peace oozing out of her pores and it was tangible at times. Her and Justin were married at Glenn Memorial and after the ceremony, all guests joined in for a beautiful walk to Michael C. Carlos Museum 2 blocks away. There was no stress, nobody trying to run the show or call the shots, everything just flowed like a leaf down a river.
There were many details incorporated during the day that had great meaning to Colby such as this handkerchief that had been passed down through 5 generations of women. Underneath is Colby’s mom, Angela, as she cuts off a piece of a small teddy bear that has been with Colby through every bit of her life. There isn’t much left of him now and he lives in a box staying safe and sheltered but there was no way he was going to miss her wedding so Angela cut a piece of cloth from his weathered body and pinned it inside Colby’s dress. He’s always been there for her and a wedding gown wasn’t going to stop him today
Like many of my clients, Colby and Justin decided to do a first glance meeting so they could spend time with guests after the ceremony. It’s such a sweet time to be with them right before they become husband and wife.
Colby’s 95 year old grandmother was given the honor of leading the parade to the reception. She was given this really cool wand, stick, staff thing that lit up and she didn’t let go of it the rest of the night, It was classic as she raised her wand and sang, ‘We’re marching on to Zion” and little Caroline was close behind yelling at the top of her lungs, “Come and join our parade!”
The couple met becuase of their dog, Rory so of course dogs were a part of the theme.
The food was incredible! Marti Schimmel from Marti’s at Midday came back into the catering business for a day and blew everyone’s socks off.
I love the image below, a reflection of the dance floor shot out of the 2nd floor window.
Grandma had just tapped him a few times on his behind and this was her reaction when she got busted. She was hilarious.
Congratulations Colby and Justin. It was a total pleasure to be a part of your wedding.
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