It makes me so light and happy to page through wedding photos, especially ones that I have a little behind the scenes insight on. So happy in fact, I’m spending wee morning hours procrastinating my to-do list to sip a little coffee and scroll. I cant help but smile when I see the love and the joy. I fondly remember the planning stage and our connection as I see how things came to life in all the belly laughs of family and friends and the sweet kisses of newlyweds. Wedding season officially starts for us today, so here’s to sharing a bit more, even if it feels a little odd to talk about last year when this one is just beginning. Here’s to Kristen and Alex, who were just so beautiful, inside and out. And lastly, here’s to coffee ‘cause I’ll be needing it today.
It's Wednesday! That beautiful transition day when the week before is finally wrapped up and put away, and the new weekend is quickly approaching. It's a day that is rushed and full of prep for the next couple ahead. Usually it's full of work that drones on, and that is way too easy to put off.
On really lucky Wednesdays, like today, it's a day when an email comes with pictures! When these kinds of Wednesdays roll around, I get to indulge a little in day dreaming of a love story that I was a small part of. One of my very favorite things is to flip through pictures and finding the really tender moments. The moments when it really isn't about the seating chart or what's for dinner. When it's not about the weather, or even the flowers. For everyone (at least I hope), there is a moment when all of those details slip away. Instead, it's about all of the moments that happened to get you to this very spot. Often these moments are little treasures that we keep as a memories just for ourselves.
When I'm arranging I have a few of these little moments I keep just for myself, too. Making the bridal bouquet is all too special to me. It's always a routine; I wait until I'm the only one left in the store, I crank cheesy love songs, and I think of the bride who will carry the bouquet I am making down the aisle to her husband (I know! I'm a sap). It's a really special thing to me, and it doesn't matter if it's two A.M. or five P.M. It's what I do every single time.
In the rushed, and even in the slow moments of life, it's far too easy to cheat ourselves of these little things we hold dear. So instead take moments to linger a little longer. Leave the laundry. Have an extra cup of coffee on the porch. Sneak off for a moment of quiet with your new husband, even though the guests are waiting. Most importantly take time to savor the moments that will get you through. The ones that make you smile when you're tired, and cranky, and there isn't enough coffee in the world.