Last May, I shared this happy news.
Then, one day in July, I got a text:
Mom, if you didn't see me get married, would it break your heart?
I remember swallowing hard, and then quickly typing:
Because . . . I firmly believe that weddings should be whatever the couple wants. Some brides want a storybook wedding with all the bells and whistles. And some don't. Some girls have dreamed of being a bride all their lives. And some haven't. Some couples want to pull out all the stops. And some want to save up for a house.
I think that weddings should be perfect -- for the couple.
(Even when the couple includes my kid!)
Brian and Lauren (now living in Colorado) decided they wanted a "destination elopement" -- private, romantic, meaningful, and picturesque.
They were married yesterday.
On Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder.
Just what they wanted! Absolutely perfect.
(I am thrilled.)
Wedding photographs by Alyssa Mc Elheny Photography.