Dave + Stacy
It started over pickles.
Mutual friends of ours shared a post on Facebook about their new venture ‘Dill Death Do Us Part’ pickles and we both commented.
Both of us being photographers and having the same name…I guess you can say we kinda clicked. ; )
Long story short, we met over coffee and fell deeply in love.
She commissioned me to be her wedding photographer and pretty soon we were going to photo expos and meeting up for Greek food.
To say that this girl is a bottle of sunshine, is a complete understatement.
What’s even better is that her other half, Dave, matches her sweet disposition.
It’s one of my favorites.
She, in this moment, is truly excited at this coincidence and she wants to share it with me.
Share the coincidence, share her excitement, and, in the process,
share her boundless joy at the things in life that we other mortals walk right by.
I have a feeling that Stacy has more of these moments in her life than any of us. And when she shares them, she makes our lives better.”
Her brother goes on to talk about the boys who came before Dave…
“…about these guys – I don’t really remember them. And I think it’s because they weren’t memorable – at least not next to Stacy. They were nice enough, I guess…
but putting these guys with her was vaguely like painting a boring blah beige next to the brightest purple you’ve ever seen.
A manly, impressively bearded, royal blue with a tattooed calf. He is simply one of the nicest, friendliest, most thoughtful guys I know.
He is never without that broad smile, without an offer to help and listen, without a good word.
There is no malice in him; I have never seen as much as a trace of impatience.
I wanted to share a quote, but Stacy borrowed my favorite quote book and never gave it back.
So I read 5000 quotes on-line and most of them were smart, funny, cynical, earnest, bitter, witty or wise.
…My real issue with many of them is that they treated love and marriage as two separate and irreconcilable things.
I don’t doubt that the experience of many, is the reason responsibility and routine don’t coexist with joy, fun and love.
This is not my experience and it will not be yours.
Although you will find work, frustration and compromise in your future, you will get through it.
Not just because most of us do, but because you two are like none that we have ever seen before…”
I’m beyond blessed to call you friends.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn
The infamous fountain.
At the very tippy top of Jedediah Hawkins, is a bridal suit. The smallest stairway steps lead to this hidden treasure of a room. The ceilings are all a rustic wood and slanted haphazardly. This window peers out to the front lawn.
Stacy writing her vows in a cozy little nook…
One of my favorite parts of the day!
Father and son…
I’m a big believer in writing a letter to your love on your wedding day. It kind of brings the whole day full circle and reminds you both of how far you have come.
Isn’t she lovely?!
I adore the anticipation on Dave’s face!
A quick snuggle…
I know. What every girl dreams of being greeted with…
She was just as excited!
Not beige at all! ; )
Formals are a necessary evil, but a heck of a lot more fun when the groom tickles.
How soft and dreamy are these hues?
One of my very favorite bridal party looks. I love the soft fabric, colors and styles. Perfection!
Great colors and textures!
Off to Macari for the ceremony and reception…
Stacy and her brother (who wrote the eloquent speech above) and one of the adorable flowergirls…
One thing I noticed about Stacy and Dave is how in unison their body language is. If you go back through the post, you’ll see their smiles, their hands, arms and laughs are almost identical. How do they do that?! : )
The moment before a kiss is the best.
Vineyards are so lush here on Long Island in September…
One of my favorites from the day..
I’d need a whole other blog post for their reception!
and they lived…Happily ever after!