For all of us, there will always be moments in our lives we look back on fondly, remembering each detail with joy and gladness. For the hubby and I, one of those moments will be this past weekend when we had the honor to stand up with our best friends, Stefan and Emily, as they said “I Do” at the beautiful and whimsical Cherry Barc Farm.
photo credit: Nicole Eves
Everything about the weekend was an absolute joy and privilege to be a part of; from the pampering and preparations with the girls on Thursday night and Friday morning, to the rehearsal activities Friday evening, and then the events of Saturday between setting up at the venue, getting ready at the hotel, and then heading back to the farm for pictures, the wedding and reception – every step was a great time of anticipation, excitement, happy tears, laughter, and fun – for ALL of us! For me, specifically, it was such an honor to stand side-by-side with women I admire, adore, and respect, who all got along and had a blast together and were able to fully support and celebrate this dear couple. The friendship and sisterhood I developed through this wedding is something I will be forever grateful for.
photo credit: Judith Garrison
The big day was truly a beautiful and majestic celebration of love. The venue, the dress, the cake, the flowers, the romance – it was all right out of a fairy tale, the stuff of little girls’ dreams. My bestie looked like a princess and her hubby was as handsome as ever. There really are no words to describe it, except to say that for me, personally, it was breathtakingly gorgeous, down to the very last detail. After months of coordinating and planning, it was amazing to see Emily’s vision for this day come to life. I am truly in awe of my best friend and all of her talent and work to create such an elegant and timeless event.
photo credit: Nicole Eves
Now the wedding is done and the love story of Emily and Stefan continues, as husband and wife. To our dear and best friends, we thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day and the beginning of your married life. We wish you every happiness in the world as you embark on life together as Mr. and Mrs. For as long as you both shall live, we pray that God would bless you both abundantly in your marriage, that it would be full of joy, peace, romance, and adventure; and that every day would be marked by love, patience, kindness, and goodness toward one another. We love you both and celebrate you. Congrats on your marriage and best wishes for a long and wonderful future together!