Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sneak Preview- Julia & Chris


Isn't she just stunning? Classic, elegant & graceful all around..
Reading their Ketubah

I won’t deny it, I cry at weddings…

Even though I am “working” on the wedding day, I am always filled with so many emotions. From the moment that a client hires me, I become emotionally invested in my clients. Julia Chris' wedding is a perfect example, Annie from Varland Photography did an amazing job capturing an incredible moment that was filled with so much emotion and joy. This is a picture of when they were exiting the church. Julia was tearing up and when I saw her, I immediately teared up too because I knew how much hard work went into planning this wedding. Different thoughts were running through my mind as I watched her cry; a feeling of huge relief, joy, excitement and thankfulness.

In the midst of disagreements, miscommunications, and discouragement from all around, the couple did an amazing job incorporating both different traditions and religions. It wasn’t an easy process, but from the beginning I saw how Julia dealt with each situation with grace and kept her cool, I was impressed and inspired by her thoughtfulness and character.

The ceremony ended beautifully. Not a dry eye in the room, we all felt the love that the couple shared and were honored to witness their ceremony.

I had a surprise waiting for me in my inbox last weekend from the mother of the bride. The following is a part of the e-mail she sent me- it meant so much to hear from Julia’s mom. Oh and on a side note, Julia’s mom put together all the floral arrangements for the wedding- 24 centerpieces, 2 alter arrangements, 8 pew arrangements, and all of the bridal bouquets and boutonnieres! She did all of that and still and looked absolutely gorgeous for the wedding!
"Dear Esther,
We have all caught our breath and are moving on with our lives after the wedding weekend. It was a whirlwind of adrenalin for me and a most amazing experience for our family. The best idea that Julia and Chris had was to hire you as their wedding coordinator. The work you did for them was very professional. However, it was the emotional support and "voice of reason" for which I am extremely grateful. You created a calm atmosphere as you interfaced between the Korean and American cultures and language complexities. You allowed my daughter to experience her wedding planning and wedding day with grace and creativity rather than stress and tears which could have easily overpowered the difficult process she faced. Thank you so much! Blessings to you and your family,

Most Sincerely,
Annie Blair

Part II will be coming soon- there is a lot that I want to write and share about this couple.


megan said...

what a beautiful bride!