R + A asked me to come to California from Memphis and stay ready for all those seemingly mundane but beautiful moments.
“What we want most out of our day is to be in the moment and enjoy this time with the people we love.”
Early on in their planning, R let me know that they had decided to re-align their plans to match their priorities. What started out as a larger and more structured wedding day was quickly re-imagined to better fit who they are.
Their first wedding vision didn’t leave enough room for the things they really cared about: unstructured time with their people, and photos of them being themselves.
So, they let go of the formalities and wedding traditions that didn’t quite feel like them and made space for honoring themselves as a couple and how they spend their time together.
They soon found a new venue, a quirky Yacht Club, where walking up feels like you’re walking onto your friend’s porch for dinner.
They had a beautiful ceremony in the sunshine, with their people nestled around them. We all teared up.
We carved out a few moments throughout the day that they could spend feeling at-home with each other before getting back to connecting with everyone else. A little playful, a little quiet, a lot windy.
They kept the reception laid-back. Enjoying the food, the company, that toasty mulled wine.
Altogether, they had a chill day spent hanging out with their families and friends. It was cozy and special – just like them.