The Avanti Mansion is always a beautiful spot to get married, so I was happy to find myself there on July 15th. Shannon and Edward are a wonderful couple. They’ve made so much of their life together, and I was pumped to be a part of their day. After looking around the beautiful grounds, I caught up with the couple in their separate rooms, as they prepared for their first look. They both looked gorgeous and were glowing with happiness. Nerves here and there, but mostly just excited. You could hear the “awwwwww’s” when they saw each other for the first time, surrounded by their wedding party. Everyone was so happy for the two of them!
Soon enough, Edward, his groomsmen, and myself made the long walk down to the little island where the ceremony would take place. Edward was sort of talking to himself whispering “don’t cry” right before Shannon made her appearance. I told him he couldn’t cry because it might make me cry and he told me that the odds of him making it through this without crying were pretty slim. And then she appeared. And immediately I heard “and there I go,” as happy tears formed in Edward’s eyes. Yep. Favorite moment. Shannon made her way down and into Edward’s hands as they listened to approximately 20% of what I was saying. They were busy laughing with each other, telling secrets, and getting lost in each other. No complaints here! I love those moments. They took a moment to step out into the crowd to give a rose to each of their moms as a thank you for all they had done, and finished things off with a wine ceremony, symbolizing how together they now were. And of course, a huge kiss. Congratulations Edward & Shannon! It was a perfect day for a perfect couple and I wish you nothing but happiness in your future together!