It rained all day up until the start of the wedding. Rain is suppose to be good luck on your wedding day and I was wishing these two lovebirds the best of luck. The fact that they were gracious enough to allow me to be apart of their day will always be beyond the realm of words. To share in such a blessed union between two people that are so happily in love was amazing.
I did my best as the flower girl wearing ModCloth Cherished Celebration Dress in Olive, Steve Madden Ultra Gold Glitter Pumps, and a custom-made Fall Floral Crown by Brennan Floral Design. The dress and shoes were perfect, but my floral crown definitely topped off the entire outfit. I mean seriously, go and check Brennan Floral Design out!
Not only did I manage to stay on two feet with my flower girl debut, I also surprised a few people with a reading the grooms requested.
Love is possible only if two persons communicate with each other from the center of their existence, hence if each one of them experiences himself from the center of his existence. Only in this ‘central experience’ is human reality, only here is aliveness, only here is the basis for love. Love, experienced thus, is a constant challenge; it is not a resting place, but a moving, growing, working together; even whether there is harmony or conflict, joy or sadness, is secondary to the fundamental fact that two people experience themselves from the essence of their existence, that they are one with each other by being one with themselves. There is only one proof for the presence of love: the depth of a relationship, and the aliveness and strength in each person concerned; this is the fruit by which love is recognized.
Erich Fromm – The Art of Loving
The reception was a stunning concept of simplicity. The table settings were unique, the food was delicious, and the company was a slice of hometown heaven. It truly felt like everyone was not only out and about for this joyous marriage, but for one big family reunion. Everyone know each other in the most unique ways and I even got a history lesson on the Petersham Town Hall. I was also lucky enough to see Kyrra’s mom, Sue! She made sure to deliver my Maryland hug and I snagged a picture to let Kyrra know it was delivered!
After the hustle and bustle of wedding fun, I was finally able to catch up with adopted parents, Claire and Albert. I had briefly spoken to them at the wedding as they handled my camera and coat as I fulfilled my duties. It was exciting to catch up with them and plan out what my remaining days in Petersham would look like.
After the reception, I headed out with Claire and her family to start the last part of the weekend.