On September 9th, 2016. Exactly one year from their wedding day, Julie started writing Aaron letters. Every day she wrote him a letter. I don't know about you, but that's some real Nicholas Sparks kinda stuff. As Aaron opened the box, he was overwhelmed with emotion and unbeknownst to him, Julie was peeping thru the bathroom windows watching him. When people are good at gift giving, they're good at gift giving. It's an art form (not one I have) so amongst these letters were 8 other gifts & Aaron loved every. single. one. of them. Aaron's gift to Julie was unbelievable as well. These two are going to have some rad birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries. But above the material, these gifts were loaded with emotion.. & that's where the good stuff is.
My favorite moment from their day, hands down, was, as Julie walked down the aisle, Aaron gave her a little wave and mouthed "hi". It was something so simple but so touching. Thinking about that little moment brings a smile to my heart every single time.
I believe people come into your lives for a reason. Whether that's to teach you something, to be there for 5 minutes or for 50 years. Julie and Aaron taught me a lot...
- They taught me to have fun (dancing down your processional comes to mind)
- let your personality shine (not slow dancers? Fine. Swing each other around the dance floor)
- To embrace who you are and surround yourself with people you love.
- Go out of the box (want your bridesmaids in white? Go for it. It's beautiful)
- Love your significant other fiercely.
Those bullets might seem obvious or so unbelievably simple. But I walked away from their wedding with a breath of fresh air.
Shout Out to The Amazing Vendors:
Wedding Planner & Day Of Coordinator: the bride, momma of the bride, & sister of the groom / Videographer: jake blackman of JB Visions / Floral Arrangements: artificial arranged by the talented Nikki Blackman | DJ/Band: dance trax djs | Hair: studio e / MOA: studio e / Tux: various locations | Caterer: the mint cafe | Officiant: nikki blackman | Ceremony: private residence / Reception: private residence | Bridal Shop: mignonette bridal (alterations - brides dress was a vintage bodice w/ tulle skirt by jenny yoo / Transportation: wendorf bus service / Dessert: patti mueller (family friend) / Invitation Suite: color creations, llc