Arriving at the foot of the altar with his daughter on arm, when asked who gives this woman away to be married, Whitney’s dad proudly announced: “She does!”
The sense of pride their families felt was distinct and sweet. I saw teary eyes in everyone from cousins to parents, and (of course) the excited husband to be, when Whitney was revealed in bridal beauty. A table of framed photographs from wedding days’ past greeted guests as they walked inside the venue. Whitney’s parents dipped and kissed down the aisle, commemorating their girl’s brand new marriage by celebrating their own. These people were clearly following a legacy of love that lasts. What a pleasure to participate.
Lit by sunshine and marked by the feeling of happy weather on their backs as they said “I do,” Whitney & Michael’s leap year wedding day was unique in more ways than one. Expecting such a perfect day for a winter wedding would have possibly been overly optimistic, but we were blessed. The outdoor ceremony overlooking the property of Stonecrest Venue was truly breathtaking and made me so glad they’d chosen an outdoor space.
And after all the moments they’ll treasure forever from before the ceremony, the time spent becoming married, and a few fleeting moments of husband & wife pictures in the fading sun, they also knew how to party.
It’s one of my favorite things to see both sides of the family on the dance floor together, and this wedding featured all generations. Whitney and Michael were celebrated and cheered until the moment they left.
Whitney and Michael, your day was a privilege to capture and enjoy alongside all the people I can tell love both of you so deeply. Thank you for inviting me to share the joy of your leap year wedding day.