Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year… February 5th! Why, you ask? Well, there’s multiple reasons.
As much as I’d like to say that I remember ALL of my past client’s wedding days, in reality I’m getting enough “past clients” under my belt now that it’s becoming really hard to remember all of their anniversaries. However, I will ALWAYS remember February 5th as the day that Emily & Dave tied the knot. Other than being a loving and memorable couple, Emily & Dave’s wedding was really special for a couple of reasons.
1. They were the fourth generation in a row married on February 5th. What a cool tradition!
2. I met one of my favorite photographers, Shannon Schwabe of Clicking Through Life that day. She’s amazingly talented and is someone that I just truly enjoy working with!
3. Snowpocolypse…. That’s right, Emily & Dave’s day was highlighted by a crazy, nearly unexpected snow storm that dumped somewhere near a foot, foot and a half of snow on us… in about 5 hours. It started lightly when I was arriving at the bride’s parent’s house, got stronger through the ceremony and was a blizzard by “I Do”. However it made for amazing pictures and helped me learn an important lesson…wear pants to winter weddings I work in Michigan (luckily, I had that thought the morning of their wedding and thus was prepared for snow shoveling… yes, I shovel snow for my clients, lol)
4. Lastly… not only do Emily & Dave share their anniversary with three of Dave’s family members…they also share it with me and my husband!
That’s right, I was truly blessed to be married to my best friend, Phil, on February 5, 2005. And because he is everything to me, I knew that I needed to dedicate at least half of a blog post to him, lol.
Our wedding day wasn’t the snow filled affair that Emily & Dave had but the snow was a guest. Our snow fell one week before the wedding day, nearly a foot of it, and was still glistening when the morning of our wedding broke. The day was amazing – nearly 40 degrees with a clear blue sky and one of those amazing winter suns that reflects off the sheets of snow and totally blinds you while you’re driving.
We were married at St. Clement Catholic Church in Romeo surrounded by family and friends. The reception began shortly afterwards at the stunning Addison Oaks – a facility that is truly one of my favorites for winter weddings. It’s an old Tudor mansion that features loads of rich woods and a whole bunch of fireplaces. Coupled with the white Christmas lights still present, it was a stunning environment!
Now I wasn’t a planner at the time of our wedding but it was this event that helped inspire my love of the industry. I found that planning the wedding was something that I loved doing. And let’s face it, anyone that plans a wedding for 333 guests (cool final count, isn’t it!?) and includes an 18 member bridal party (aka our “parade”), has gotten some good experience. Because of this, February 5th will also always represent the day that I really realized just how much I would love my future profession!
So here’s to one of my favorite days of the year… February 5th! May Emily & Dave have a wonderful FIRST Anniversary. I hope your first year was amazing and it’s followed by about 100 more!
And to my favorite person, my Philly, thank you for giving me 7 years of unconditional love and support, a beautiful little girl and a second one on the way! I can’t wait until our family is complete in May and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life watching our girls grow up with you by my side!
So let’s all raise our glasses to February 5th and of course, to Life, Love, Laughter…and Happily Ever After!