It’s been one of those days. It’s REALLY been one of those days. Have you ever had one of those? Where nothing seems to go the way you have planned? I am sure you have. It seems to happen to the best of us! But today, my day doesn’t win. Tonight we are ending things on a positive note – with a blog post about the marriage of Charity and Jason. Just THINKING about these two puts a huge smile on my face – even after the worst of days. That’s just how Charity and Jason are.
Now I cannot lie to you. I’ve had a little crush on Charity and Jason since I first met them at Backyard Coffee to chat about their wedding plans. They both came from different locations so I got to see them greet each other. Pure smiles. Total attentiveness. A genuine concern for making sure each one of them got what they wanted when it came down to planning the their big day. Jason wanted a formal tux. Charity wanted to dance the night away. I loved the way they spoke to each other. We met not long after again for their engagement session at Stanford. Oh my gosh it was a ridiculous amount of fun. I knew their wedding was going to be amazing. I was right. It did NOT disappoint.
When I arrived at the hotel where Charity was getting ready she was all smiles as usual. Everyone was hustling around preparing things for the day. Charity has wonderful friends. They helped with flowers. They set up the reception. They did everything they could to make the day special. They went above and beyond. When I stopped by the reception location before the wedding I couldn’t believe how many of her friends were there setting up. Joyfully. They knew exactly what to do to make the day perfect. Jason was equally as happy when I met up with him over at the church. He was laughing with his friends. Folding pocket squares. Lacing up shoes and straightening bow ties. Jason had a look of excitement that was undeniable. He could not wait to marry Charity. And so it began.
You guys. This wedding. It was FILLED with love. Every moment of the ceremony fit Charity and Jason. Their church. The words of their pastors. The hugs from their parents. The way their guests prayed over them with their whole hearts. It was a perfect marriage. Charity and Jason chose to have a receiving line after the ceremony, where they stood and hugged and greeted every guest as they excited the church. I couldn’t think of an action that reflects two people more. They greeted each person with a huge hug. They wanted every person there to feel the love that they felt. And with that, off to the party we all went!
Now I mentioned above that Charity wanted a party and boy did she have a party! The moment the DJ started playing dance music guests rushed the dance floor. In fact, so many people rushed the dance floor that I was smushed in the middle and couldn’t even move! A brief moment of panic came over me – oh my gosh I can’t move! How am I going to get any images! But I was able to wiggle to a clear spot and start snapping away. Everyone’s danced until the could not dance anymore. Until the last song was played. They cheered for more. One more song after that. Charity and Jason had to go. Every guest lined up and threw lavender on Charity and Jason as they ran off to their honeymoon. It was the most adorable exit and so much fun! I was sad to see this wedding end. But overjoyed for Charity and Jason. I couldn’t ask for better clients or friends.
Charity and Jason. Thank you for being so amazing to me and for having Allegra and I at your wedding! We had the absolute best time with you two! You are destined to have a wonderful life together and I know it is already off to a great start! Let’s get together at Backyard asap for some coffee! xoxo PS – Charity. My apologies for trying to steal your grandpa. I really miss mine…. and well… yours is so so cute. I just had to try! I love him. Okay – now on to the images!