I got a call from the Mother of the Groom some months back. Her only son, Drew, was getting married to Amanda and she thought they may need some help. They lived a little out of town, getting married back home, so having someone here to help coordinate last minute details was important.
After a delightful conversation with the MOG, it was a go! I was so excited to get to working with them as I could tell right off the bat that they were a family I wanted to help celebrate.
A month before the ceremony I got a call from the MOG. There had been a terrible accident. At a pre-wedding Bachelor celebration, two groomsman were hit by a drunk driver as they were walking on the sidewalk. One didn’t make it, and one was still seriously injured. My heart fell to a million piece as I felt for them. They were planning a huge celebration, and the guy that was to be standing beside Drew wouldn’t be there…… it was tough.
The day came and the bridal party all had him with them throughout the day. A huge Boston Red Sox fan, the lost friend was remembered and there in spirit through Red Sox pins on all the groomsman and as part of every bridesmaid’s lantern. The day was beautiful, and there was an extra angel singing from the heavens as part of this joyful union.
The love. The passion. The excitement. The joy. This day was filled with all the ingrediants to a perfect day. The other groomsman, still on crutches, reminded everyone there just how precious life is and when you find Love…. you must not only grab hold — but ENJOY and thrive in every second of it…. that’s what sharing your life with someone is all about!
I am so blessed to have been a part of Drew and Amanda’s magical wedding day at The Gardens of Gray Gables. The artsy details and unique touches truly personalized this event. I wish them nothing but love, joy and only tears of happiness in their future together!
Thank you to a truly spectacular team of vendors, including the talented Kelly Rae Stewart Photography for allowing us to share these beautiful photos!
Wedding Coordinator: Kat, Merrymaking Events
Officiant: Buck Cochran
Venue: The Garden at Gray Gables, Summerfield
Band: Skate Rink Jukebox
Catering: Above and Beyond Catering, High Point
Cake: Delicious Bakery, Greensboro
Flowers: The Farmer’s Wife, Greensboro
Photography: Kelly Rae Stewart Photography
Videography: BG Studios
Ceremony Music: Drakes DJ Service