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Monthly Archives: August 2016

The unpredictability of a wedding day is something for which you just can’t plan.  Tony and Dustie decided early on that they wanted to have an outdoor ceremony among the beautiful green trees of the lovely Scarlet Oaks Estates.  They knew they wanted to be surrounded by their friends and family as well as their…

I’m sitting on our back deck right now.  A chorus of birds are singing their morning wake-up song that competes with Patty Griffin’s voice streaming from my phone that competes with my three little people who are entertaining themselves just inside the house.  Meadow’s sing song-y voice is the loudest among the three.  Her happy voice…

  When Maryssa first contacted me earlier this summer, I knew immediately that I would love this couple.  Maybe it was her use of “!” in her emails, which I translated into a joyful spirit.  Or maybe it was the way she always said thank you! which I translated into a gracious spirit.  (Or maybe I read…

I turned 38 years old last week.  Or, at least I think I did.  I’m not good with numbers.  I often forget how many years Chad and I have been married.  It took me years to memorize his phone number.  And I can’t even begin to tell you my licence plate number.  A few days before…

The way he takes her hand into his.  The way she rests against him, like she’s come home.  The glistening eyes of parents looking on with pride. With gratitude.  Emotion welling up at every turn.  The bitter sweet joy of holding on and letting go. The wedding day. The way she glances sideways with an ever…