We also thought having a small wedding gave us a lot of time to enjoy the people who were there, and we got more face time with everyone than we would have if we invited 100+ people. It was one of our favorite parts of the day.
For me, it had to be walking down the aisle with my dad. My dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer before I was 8. He underwent experimental treatment at NIH, and had an amazing oncologist (who also happens to be the uncle of one of my law school friends!). He was given a very short time to live, and to have him there was the most amazing thing I could ever wish for.
I’d have to say seeing Alicia walk down the aisle by a long shot. It was definitely worth the wait.
Melissa, our photographer, was supposed to be out on maternity leave, and so we had a sub shooter, Harmony Boore, who has her own photography business, Philter Photography .
Melissa ended up being able to come (!) and we got lucky and had 3 photographers at our wedding! We LOVED Melissa and Jason with Melissa McClain Photography. I really felt like Melissa, Jason and Harmony wanted us to have a great day, great photos, and lots of memories. I never once felt like they were there because it was a job, or because they just wanted to make money in the wedding “industry.” We are SO thrilled we picked them.
Our florist was Greystone Flower Farm in New Oxford. Nancy was so sweet, and she did an AWESOME job on our bouquets and bouts. I loved everything about my flowers, and she was great. She listened to what I had to say, and created amazing flowers for our day!!
Lastly, our venue. I cannot say enough amazing things about our venue. Stephanie (the coordinator who works with BSF) was so sweet, helpful, and amazing!!! She did so much for us before, on our day, and even after. I could not have been happier with Beech Springs Farm, Jayne Shord (the owner) and Stephanie. Also, the bonfire after was part of our wedding package, and we had so much fun! They also made our day very special, and I didn’t feel like just another bride and just another paycheck. They truly cared about us having a good day and having a great time. We really lucked out with our vendors, and they made the difference between a good day and a great day!!