Covid left many couples in the same situation as the Stuarts last year: wondering if they should push their wedding, or move forward in a different way than how they’d spent months imagining. Emma & Phillips decided on the best of both worlds. They started their marriage even earlier than the September wedding they originally planned for, surrounded by a small circle of family. One year later, they celebrated big – surrounded by all the people they love. I feel so honored to have been present for both of these very special occasions.
Emma & Phillips are the kind of couple you instantly feel comfortable around and happy for. They spent the day being celebrated but remaining others-focused. All the sweet things their family and friends said about them during the reception aligned perfectly with the couple I’d gotten to know in such a short amount of time. Character that’s that potent is pretty impressive. Talk about dream clients and kind, kind people.
I love that one year later, Emma still felt like a bride. One full year of marriage, and Phillips still didn’t want to see his wife until the traditional, down the aisle moment. Their parents were still full of happy tears and their wedding parties were ready to cheer for them. Seeing the sweetness of this renewal reminded me the meaning of what I do: celebrate marriages, not weddings. And the Stuarts have a marriage I’d celebrate any day.
Emma & Phillips, cheering for year two of marriage! Same time next year?!