Two words, singing waiters! An amazingly fun surprise from Michelle’s mom to the couple debuted during dinner. One minute these two men were strolling around the property, the next they were belting opera, it was awesome! This was also my first time at Sharksmouth Estate, which is absolutely stunning, and although they took a risk untenting dinner, the rain held off until dark, and made for a stunning open air reception under a canopy of trees.
Maggie and Shunda are two of the kindest people I have had the good fortune of working with. And as a couple, they do incredible work serving others all around the world. So after getting to know the two of them in detail, and chatting about their wedding, I knew we had to work together.
Maggie and Shunda hosted a Quaker ceremony for their family and friends, a true celebration of community. Guests are welcome, if not encouraged, to participate in the ceremony, by sharing thoughts and feelings with the group. This is then followed by a few moments of quiet reflection, which made for one of the most honest ceremonies I have witnessed.
When I first met Julia and Laurent earlier this year, I knew we had to work together. Luckily for me, they felt the same way. We have a mutual love for travel, art, and photography (there may have been a GoPro Quadcopter flying around (see below)) so I knew their wedding would be a blast. From getting ready in a converted 1800s school house, to the bamboo groves, to the fabulous people involved in their wedding, I couldn’t ask for more from my job.
Fall is here and I couldn’t be more jazzed about it. Even though this season brings wedding chaos (because it’s amazing) I’ve felt so honored to be a part of the celebrations I have recently. Meaghan and Steve’s adorable shindig was no exception, and came complete with apple orchards, sunflower fields, and high school sweethearts, absolute wedding perfection.
Ceremony + Reception: Sweet Berry Farm
Courtney and Richard were legally married last year in France (where Richard is from) but they wanted to share their nuptials with family and friends in the U.S., so came wedding part two! They celebrated with dinner and dancing at Linden Place, a charming house/venue, on a delightful August evening.