“Woah, woah, life is better with you. Woah, woah, life is better with you.” – Michael Franti.
If you really want the ear bug from this song, take a listen here. This was the song that Jen and Jeff played for their first dance. The cutest, sweetest first dance ever. And now that you’ve listened (and if you haven’t, go listen, because it’s awesome!!) and can hear it in your head, it’s seriously the perfect soundtrack for their magical day.
When I met Jen and Jeff back in January and then again for their engagement session I could feel their magical vibe right away. And their wedding at Melrose Caverns just outside of Harrisonburg, VA a few weeks ago had not only their magic but the love and magic of their friends and family. Think unicorns, dragons, crystals, sparkles, special momentos and a mystical venue! What an amazing day.
All the incredible floral arrangements, boutonnieres, fans and other details didn’t come from a florist. They were hand made, just like all of the other decor, by family and friends.
Each layer of this cake had special significance. It was also made by a family member. If I recall the bottom layers were in remembrance of beloved family and the top layer signified all the possibilities for the future. And how about the unicorn and dragon on top! And I had a slice of that cake. Let’s just say I’ve been craving more since then!
All weddings are special for me. I always feel so honored that the couple wants me to capture their day for them. This one was a little more special because my own husband was second shooting for me! We got to work our own magic together. More magic!! And fun. Because the couple and their friends and family were that much fun. There were no nerves, no drama, just joy and tons of love.
The ceremony was performed by a friend and every word had so much meaning. She even had them place seven crystals, each with a different meaning and significance toward their union, into a special box.
Loved their little dance down the aisle and the path after the ceremony! Loved it!
This was also one of the larger bridal parties I’ve worked with and can I just say how awesome they were! Sometimes it takes a while to get all those portraits after the ceremony. They were patient and SO easy to work with. What absolutely wonderful people. And of course the officiant blew some magic fairy dust onto the couple!
And then reception fun. So much reception fun. And Jen and Jeff changed outfits for reception shenanigans. Loved the sparkles on her second dress,his hat and both of their light up shoes!
Oh and it might have been a little hot that day! Hence the Marilyn Monroesque shot:)
Congratulations Jen and Jeff! I wish all the magic from your special day to continue every day for the rest of your lives!