Eric hugged his best man and took the microphone. So many thoughts rushed through his mind, but one thought rushed to the top.
“We had planned to elope,” he said, looking at his new bride. When they thought of their wedding day, they wanted something intimate, personal, unrushed. It would be simple and stress-free. The perfect way for them to start their lives together. Followed by a long honeymoon full of adventure and relaxing in nature.
That was the plan. But then they thought of their parents, their siblings, their closest loved ones. The people they loved most who were stretched all the way across the country. When else would they have the chance to have all of those people under the same roof? To share in the celebration with them.
Eric looked across the room at 56 faces. Their favorite people on the planet. Each one smiling back at him. “You are the reason we are all here today.” Without each of these people, their wedding wouldn’t have been the same.
And yet, Eric and Natalie’s wedding day was everything they had originally imagined. Intimate. Personal. Unrushed.
And so very full of love.
How gorgeous are Natalie's flowers? I may have freaked out just a bit when she told me that Palette of Petals would be doing her florals!!! Her bouquet was so fluffy and gorgeous!
Isn't The Attic at Watermans beautiful? Catalina and Courtney were fantastic and I could have eaten their she crab soup all night! Cedrick from Big Dreams Media Group had the party going all evening and the cake from Incredible Edibles Bakery was so delicious that I wanted to sneak an extra piece into my camera bag!
Thank you, Natalie & Eric, for letting the THREE of us be part of your wedding day! Congratulations!!!
The Creative Team:
Venue: Catalina at The Attic at Watermans
Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau from Ava Clara Bridal | Bridesmaids: Maya Couture on Main | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | DJ: Cedrick at Big Dreams Media Group | Florals: Palette of Petals | Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil Studio | Officiant: Susan Turner | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Signage: Mulberry Market Designs | Stationary: Minted
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