It’s been ten years of meeting couples now.
It’s been ten years of hearing about details and colours and flowers and guest lists.
It’s been ten years of sitting down with them over coffee and talking out the excitement and the anxiety of planning a wedding.
It’s been ten years of witnessing those weddings finally come together on one beautiful day.
And here’s what I always tell my couples when the weight of the endless decisions starts to feel a bit heavy…
Your guests won’t remember.
Your guests won’t remember if your table linens perfectly matched your flowers.
Your guests won’t remember if you had dirt on the bottom of your dress or if the top button wasn’t done up on a groomsmen jacket.
Your guests won’t remember if dinner ran a bit late or if the weather wasn’t what you expected.
They won’t remember.
What they will remember is whether or not you were happy.
They will remember whether or not you were smiling.
They will remember whether or not you enjoyed the day you worked so hard to bring together.
And that’s what I’m going to remember most about Rachael and Joe’s wedding…
I’m going to remember how even though it was far below seasonal temperatures, they smiled.
I’m going to remember how even though the initial location for our photos was completely destroyed come their wedding day, they laughed.
I’m going to remember how even though they faced a few obstacles along the way, they loved.
It was my last wedding of the year.
It was the first snowfall of the season.
It was a day filled with more joy than any amount of details could ever create.
And it was everything that a wedding should be.