Everyone knows, I am not a writer. Yet, when I find my self in this position, perched on my bed surrounded by my insane Labrador Retrievers trying to collect my thoughts and reflections on a wedding day that I bore witness to, my task for writing seems to come a bit easier.
There are love stories that are told on a wedding day, then there is Elizabeth and Philips wedding day love story. I can not recall a wedding that was filled with more tears of joy, smiles, laughter and just the most amazing joining of two families on a gorgeous Spring day on the east coast. The couples said their I do's in their church surrounded by everyone in this life that supported them, loved them and lifted them up in grace. Seeing Philip in his perfectly classic tuxedo standing at the alter waiting for Elizabeth to walk down the aisle lead by her father, that anticipation of that moment , seeing her for the first time, made me so happy that they opted to not do a first look. His tearful reaction to seeing his Bride as his princess in white, wearing the veil her mother wore on her wedding day made everyones hearts skip. Seeing this connection throughout the couples wedding day from the church to our portrait session to first dances and toasts at the reception, that connection was on display for everyone to see. Even in photos, you can see it. It's pure magic. As the couple was announced and they took the dance floor for the first time, Phillip twirled Elizabeth around and around to show off that stunning gown and dipped her deep for a perfect kiss. The Hayfields, provided an impeccable backdrop for the couples reception and sunset portraits. The rolling hills of the golf course and lovely willow trees, ponds and stone bridges gave us so many places to shoot at! The couples opted to have glow necklaces and glow wands for some dance floor shenanigans and a killer sparkler exit with that signature twirl signaled the end to one of the most memorable, beautiful weddings of 2017.