First off, does anyone actually read these? Or do you just skip to the pictures? If it's the latter, no hard feelings because that's what I do on just about every recipe blog I read (just tell me how to make the chili, I don't need the backstory).
If you do read, you might notice some themes or repeat sentiments as I write about weddings. One is that I find myself saying "I miss them already" or "we became good friends" or "I am so sad that my time with this couple is over". I'm wondering if perhaps my readers think I'm just saying that because I want it to sound like I care about my clients. I would certainly understand the skepticism; this is my job after all, and I work with a lot of couples. But really, truly, I mean those things. And I needed to make that disclaimer before I jumped into writing about this wedding, because ALL OF THE ABOVE APPLY.
My story with Jerrod and Lindsay began with...Jerrod! It's not typical that the groom is the first to contact me, but it does happen. When I read Jerrod's e-mail, I just knew that I had to meet these people. I don't remember exactly what he said, but it was something along the lines of "I'm marrying the woman of my dreams and want my beautiful bride to have the wedding of her dreams." Literally. It was something very close to that and I just had to meet this man who was so in love with this woman. Turns out he was actually twitterpated with her (check out the sign above them in the first kiss picture!).
We met for coffee, hit it off, and never looked back. Soon after they booked with me, we hit up a favorite park of mine for engagement pictures. And y'all: we included Christmas lights. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! I am a tttiinnyy bit over the top in my love of all things Christmas, and so I was enthusiastic about this idea, to say the least. In fact, I'm just going to drop the link right here in case you want to see how fun they were: