December 29, 2016

1allie and shea’s wedding was our final event of the 2016 season ~ and what a way to end such a fabulous year! allie is a friend and co-worker with 4 of my other brides and when she first contacted me, she told me of the connections and I was so excited to work with her. all of these ladies and their grooms have been so much fun and their weddings have been stunning. allie and shea were no exception and as I met allie and her girls at the church, I felt as though I had known her forever. her gown was beautiful, and in lieu of a flower bouquet, allie held a prayer book – the same that her mother and grandmother carried on their wedding day, as she enter the sanctuary. the ceremony was a full mass, steeped in tradition and emotion – shea couldn’t hold back some happy tears as he saw his bride come down the aisle. once we got to the reception, I had time with the bridal party and one special wedding guest ~ allie and shea’s pup dexter! he quickly stole the show as friends and family took turns snuggling him up. he’s adorable! the reception was a celebration of family, friendship, and love ~ the toasts were some of the most moving tributes I had witnessed all season and once the dance floor opened, this crew got busy! I had such an amazing time with all of you and can’t wait to see you (and dexter!) again. I wish you love and the happiest of new year as man and wife!

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