Celebrate by the sea.
October 18, 2011
Marianne & Tom: A Family Fete
I think children often get an unfair reputation as being bad wedding guests. Yes, they can be noisy, sticky, smelly, and squirmy. But kids can also add a beautiful perspective to the wedding day. Their sweet innocence and honesty can make for some of the best, most memorable moments. I was recently reminded of this fact on a beautiful Saturday morning this past September.
Marianne and Tom not only had the important title of "bride and groom" that day, but counted themselves lucky enough to be "mom and dad" as well. They are parents to three of the sweetest kids I have ever met --- the kind of kids that make me think that maybe this parenting thing isn't so bad. That morning, instead of sipping mimosas, Marianne was coloring and tying shoe laces. Instead of talking about how their day was all about them, Marianne and Tom purposely made the day all about their family.
When their 3-year old twins came walking down the aisle (taking a few breaks to check out the scenery, squash a bug, and say hi to grandma), hearts melted. When it came time for the vows, no one was phased when their gorgeous daughter excitedly jumped up and grabbed daddy's leg. And during their brunch a few pancakes may have flown across the room. It wasn't always flawless or smooth, but the day was absolutely perfect.
Below are a couple of my favorite family moments, captured perfectly by Pamela Scott Photography...
October 04, 2011
A Perfect Match
Before I begin, I must admit that I am completely biased about this wedding. Jeff, our L'Auberge National Sales Manager, and his awesome fiancee Sarah are two of my favorite people. They are incredibly funny, completely gracious, and always thinking of others.
These two are truly a perfect match--- like a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan makes-you-cry-at-the-end-of-the-movie kind of match. Sarah is witty and clever (not to mention gorgeous!) and knows exactly what she wants. Jeff is caring and warm and loves whatever Sarah loves. They crack each other up and bring out the best in the other. After each meeting I would leave thinking that these were two people meant to be together.
I'll have lots of fun photos from their day up soon (thanks to the talented Joshua Aull), but for now I just want to congratulate an incredible couple and thank them for letting me be a part of the magic. Jeff and Sarah, we love you!