During Martha and James’ ceremony, the pastor of the church that Martha grew up in said something that I think describes her perfectly, “The small things are the way to her heart. She sees every detail, every person, every flower, every scent.” And her wedding day was no different. She saw every detail of the day and breathed life and meaning into it all. Nothing was done without a purpose. When I first arrived, Martha handed me a large box filled with so many beautiful and meaningful details. I immediately knew that this day was going to be much like an investigation – the details would be small and significant, and we would have to intentionally hunt to find them all.
Throughout the whole day, gifts were overflowing. Martha gave James three framed travel notes that she had written to him while dating and a children’s book she found at a flea market long before they even met – after reading she knew she would give to her future husband on their wedding day. She also surprised James and had their sweet dog, Harper, join them for a couple of family pictures! James gave Martha a gorgeous heirloom ring that was designed just for her with sapphires similar to her mother’s ring. They gifted each guest with small tokens that were in memory of loved ones who could not be with them to celebrate. Hands down, the best part of the day was when Martha’s sister and maid of honor, Catherine, gave her toast. She explained how Martha loved mailing just because notes or sneaking letters into her loved ones suitcases or purses. This includes every time that James goes out of town for work, she hides a travel note in his bag. Love letters are Martha’s love language. At the end of her toast, she pulled out a gift for Martha – a huge stack of letters from all of the people that that love them. Martha and James can read one letter on their wedding anniversary for the next 50 years. Martha completely lost it, and I think most everyone else did too.
Martha and James, you two are the perfect complement of each other. It was truly an honor to be able to capture your unforgettable wedding day! Congratulations!
Ceremony Venue: Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: The Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
Cake Artist: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Caterer: The Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
Florist: Martha Mazur
Paper Goods: If It’s Paper
Event Coordinator: Chestnut and Vine
Reception Band: Horizon Band
Hair Stylist: Belloviso, INC
Film Processing: Indie Film Lab
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