I can’t believe I’m already at my second to last wedding of the year. I guess if this is how it’s gonna end, I couldn’t be happier than to spend my time at Karpeles Manuscript Museum with Lindsey and James. And of course, I can’t forget their Australian Shepherd/ring bearer, Dexter. November 10th was a cold November day, but it was warm and welcoming inside Karpeles. I was there before the couple so I was able to walk around and really take everything in, including the swelling strings of their quartet and of course, the SUPER excited-ness of Dexter. Soon after, Lindsey and her bridesmaids arrived, and she looked radiant, but was still completely in charge. She made sure everything was taken care of, and then entered into excited bride mode. Guest were slowly gathering and seemed really excited for the ceremony to start. After James arrived it was time for us to get this show on the road.
James started to look a little anxious as we waited at the alter, but he was all smiles when Lindsey finally came out. They just looked so happy to see each other. Between smiles and laughs, and the most beautiful reading that Lindsey’s Grandma wrote, it was time for their vows. Not only were they amazing, like truly amazing, but James mentioned that the first time he ever talked to Lindsey in school was to ask to borrow her notes. He then confessed he didn’t actually ever need her notes, and apologized for never giving them back. Until now. And then he pulled out her childhood notes that he had saved all those years!!! Seriously, I almost lost it then and Lindsey’s face of shock and love was one for the books. It was truly a beautiful moment that I’ll never forget. After their candle ceremony and big kiss, I was able to pronounce them husband and wife. And the crowd erupted! Congratulations James and Lindsey! You’ve been together a long time, so you already know you’re perfect together. I know you’ll have such a happy life ahead of you filled with love and of course, laughter. Much love always!