there are about a million and one emotional takeaways from this wedding, but the one that has seemed to stick with me the most was the moment nicole decided it was time to put her dress on, and her mom chased her down and in a fit of next level excitement she started ripping nicole’s coat jacket off, and a few moments later she cupped nicole’s face in her palms and just so gently and sweetly said to her,
you are perfect.
and a few moments after that, i realized that her mama was also standing up as a bridesmaid, INSERT ALL OF THE TEARS YOU GUYS.
…and i couldn’t possibly forget the moment that david put his hand on his dad’s shoulder as they stood there together watching nicole walk down the aisle with her dad. david’s dad married them, and it was another moment that left me feeling completely breathless and honored in the most wonderful way to be witnessing these two families coming together.
these two hosted the most charming wedding at my new favorite venue, Stonegate Manor in St. Joseph, MI. the beautiful grounds were a perfect backdrop for this intimate and romantic wedding.