It’s All In The Details

Since Valentine’s Day is upon us, I thought it would be appropriate to spend some time recalling a wonderful event that Kurt and I had the privilege of capturing:  Jimmy and Amanda’s wedding.

What struck me the most about this blessed event was that, although small and informal, there was a meticulous attention to details which made it, not only unique, but very, very special.

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A carved heart with warm wishes graced the antique kitchen island; a loving gesture of support from their children.  Small trees were carried by their daughters, the bridesmaids, in lieu of flowers.  Soon, these evergreens will be given a permanent home in the yard; a gentle reminder that love can indeed grow, and become even more deeply rooted with the passage of time.

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Poppies, her favorite flower brightened the room on that frigid, winter day.  There were several mementos of her father, including an old photo….

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…and a soft grey sweater.  I’m certain he was smiling down on this jovial gathering!

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Jimmy explained that, since neither he nor Amanda like frosting, they requested a “naked cake”, decorated with poppies and sugar coated fruit.  Special antique pieces from Funky Junky, their flea market, adorned the reception table; wonderful pieces that highlighted the personalities of both bride and groom!

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The setting for Jimmy and Amanda’s wedding, though far from formal, exuded a heartfelt warmth that only added to this fantastic celebration!

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