The morning before the wedding, Jenny, Julie’s mom planned a very sweet brunch for Julie’s closest friends.
Julie’s bouquet was made to incorporate seashells that she and her mom had collected over the years. Just after sunset, the guests used lanterns, that had their names and table numbers tied to them, to light the to way to their seats for a family style dinner prepared by Townsend Catering.
Julie wore these amazing peacock colored shoes which tied in beautifully with her bridesmaid’s dresses.
Each bridesmaid wore a unique antique inspired broach in her hair.
It has been a long time since I have seen a wedding cake pull! This is a very old Victorian English tradition where bridesmaids and close friends of the bride’s pull a ribbon that is attached to a charm that had been baked into the cake. Each charm has a significant value.
The most significant expression of love I experienced at this wedding was the endurance of Julie and Dave’s family and friends. On their wedding day there was a huge storm blowing in that brought with it gusts of wind up to 40mph! Tent sides were hung to protect the guests during dinner but the wind was blowing so hard that we couldn’t help but get wet. Despite all of this, everyone had a great time. They laughed and cried as they appreciated the time they had together. Dave is activate duty and will be going back to Afghanistan within weeks of the wedding. Thank you, Dave, for your service to our country.