He hadn’t seen her all day. He told me just before that he was feeling nervous. He walked down to the front with his officiant and then welcomed his bridal party as they came down the center aisle. He turned his back away from where she would come walking down the aisle. The sun gleamed hot on the crowd. The music started and then she revealed herself to the audience as she walked to the top of the aisle. I’m sure Kevin was trying to imagine what his beautiful bride would look like. Then at just the right moment, his brother and best man tapped his shoulder and he turned around.
The vision that met his eyes must have made him ecstatically happy because he doubled over, grinned from ear-to-ear, and cried all at the same time. Best groom reaction ever!! (I was so excited to license their walking-down-the-aisle song for their wedding film.) This was just one of many powerful and touching moments. The entire day was precious and meaningful! So many little touches were absolutely beautiful – the flowers, the floral crown, the long train, the beautiful veil, the glorious cake – so many — all completely stunning. But of course nothing was so beautiful as our lovely bride and the love this couple showed for each other.
Rebecca and Kevin, there was so much I absolutely adored about your special day. It was wonderful the way you invited fathers and daughters, mothers and sons to join you for your special dances on the dance floor. I love how you professed public vows in front of everybody and also shared private vows for just the other person to hear. I love the colors, the mountains and the trees; literally everything about this day was so sweet, so tender, and so beautiful. May your marriage be rich with happiness and adventure. And may these memories always remind you of this beautiful day of love, family, and friends. Much joy to you both!!
“I Choose You”
Written & Composed by Ryann Darling