Backyard weddings can be amazing. And on September 1st, I was at one of the more amazing ones! Laura and John have a HUGE backyard (I didn’t know yards could be so big), so they set up a huge tent and invited all of their friends to share in their wedding bliss. It was a beautiful day in Alden, a little hot in the sunshine, but John didn’t seem to mind as he greeted guests. They were getting married under a giant willow tree that although John felt bad he had trimmed too much, it still looked like an absolutely perfect spot. Laura was still getting ready and as one friend tried to take a picture of her, she immediately started crying. I love emotional brides! She was wearing her heart on her sleeve and couldn’t help it! After making sure the ring bearer Lola was ready to go (she had her leash on, so she was), I headed deep into the yard with John to await their wedding party and of course, Laura. When she came out John only had eyes for her and I could tell they just wanted to stop and hug, but they got through it! There were tears and laughs, but everything was heartfelt and it felt too soon when Laura’s son stepped in to pronounce them husband and wife. The kiss looked like a long time coming! Congratulations John and Laura! I’m so happy you found each other and me and I know you’ll have a long, happy life together.