I was in route driving to Jamie’s home when the sky opened up and poured. Buckets. It was the kind of rain that you couldn’t even drive in. All of the cars pulled over cautiously to the side of the road. The clouds started to change, and in a blink of an eye it looked like 9 o’clock in the evening at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.
The trees started to sway, and like if on cue my cell phone went off alerting me to a severe weather threat in my area.
Within seconds another alert follow. “EXTREME WEATHER – take shelter immediately – tornado in your area.”
I found out later that the tornado was literally one block from where I was. But like out of a clip from the Wizard of Oz, the black and white dreary day turned to the most vibrant shades of green and vivid blues when I entered Jamie’s house. Daiquiris were being poured into cups, and make-up was being applied in every mirror that was available in the home.
The puddles were large and rain drops still danced on the cement, but the weather was shifting.
Like all things in life, everything shifts. You take the good with the bad, the sad with the happy. The rain with the sun.
The thing about shifting is the ability to gain a greater perspective. If it wasn’t for the polar opposite we would never fully appreciate the goodness, or the greatness of a particular moment. We would just expect it instead of being grateful for it.
On Jay and Jamie’s wedding we were all grateful. And not just for the weather. We were grateful for two people making the shift from friends to husband and wife.
Here is hoping that when life comes at us like a lion…it goes out like a lamb. And we are thankful.
Seriously. Look at that bouquet of awesome-ness!!
Jamie gathered brooches (including pins her bridesmaids gave her as gifts) and put together this fabulous creation!
What a magnificent heirloom, isn’t it?
Last minute touches…
The morning of the wedding with the impending forecast, Jamie ran out and bought a ton of fun umbrellas to match the bridal party.
Annnd another shot. I can’t help myself. I was just madly in love with this piece…
These little babies put a smile on my face when they were finally able to dance between the puddles for pictures.
Love these girls! They totally rocked out the umbrella’s and pockets…
Here comes the bride…
They wrote their own vows…
The coolest thing about an outdoor wedding is the different angles you can get if the person performing the ceremony is super cool and let’s you go behind them.
The happy couple…
The courtyard and a kiss…
The entrance of Larkfield Manor framing the couple…
Jay and Jamie, I loved seeing you both enjoy the process of planning your wedding together. It was such an honor to be there to witness your vows and happy day!
Special huge thank you to Jill for the fabulous referral!
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