I work with a lot of brides and their grooms, mamas, aunts, best friends, dads, photographers, caterers, wedding coordinators, and grandparents. And I have learned that weddings can be stressful events for all of the above. It’s true that a wedding will most likely be the biggest, most expensive party/event a bride and her family will host in their lifetimes and with that comes more stress than most just-getting-the-planning-underway brides can imagine. However, the day of “I do” is a day of such reverence, I believe it to be worth every penny spent and every difficult decision made.
On the wedding day and in the midst of answering a questions, dealing with a plethora of personalities and gaggles of people, reducing day-of anxieties, and finally enjoying myself at the actual celebration, I take time to stand back and look at the bride. This woman in white is God’s chosen symbol of purity and preparedness; confidence and patient love and I want to see the beauty of the bride in the marriage covenant. And as I gaze, I always catch my breath. It’s a moment when all the activity around me stops and see her, I like to think, as God sees His waiting people.
It is hard to explain. It’s an elusive moment, but I reach and take hold of it.
These glimpses of truth are why I love being an owner and manager at Milagro Farms.
These are a few pictures that remind me to seek the elusive moments of the marriage ceremony and supper. I hope these will remind you to do the same on your wedding day.
Laurie Green Westlake, Owner/Manager, Milagro Farms
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