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Disney Themed Wedding: Independence Grove: JONATHAN + EMILY

When I open my house door or windows, birds, chipmunks, and all forms of adorable wildlife don’t come in to help me fold the laundry.  Rather, no joke, this morning (and unfortunately, several others) my cat chases chipmunks into our house for hours on end while I hide in the closet. I’m not dainty about it. I full on flip. If there were ever to be a non-animated human in existence to have some secret Disney Princess power to woo the wildlife it’d be today’s bride Emily. Maybe that was the way she pulled off her epic DIY Disney themed wedding. It was well…MAGICAL! Okay, may sound a bit over-the-top but seriously, it was probably the best executed themed wedding I’ve seen! Now don’t get me wrong. This wasn’t all just for show.

Who when I show up to capture their wedding gives me a gift? Emily.

Who got a champagne glass & cookie customized with my name & Tinkerbell (not even knowing I wear a Tinker Bun to just about every wedding I shoot?) Emily.

Who at the end of their wedding hugged me with such sincere gratitude?  The Champagne. Just kidding. (Kind of) Emily. (:

Who while on their honeymoon bought me a bottle of wine from the oldest vines in Europe and a jar of honey from a place named after me (or I after it) in Greek? I mean seriously…Who else knows that Melissa means Sweet Spirit/Honey Bee!? Oh that’s right Jonathan & Emily do.

Who less than 24 hours from landing from said honeymoon came to my house and sat in my kitchen with my naked fussy teething babe to deliver the thoughtfulness? Yep. Jonathan & Emily.

Who when reading on social media that I had a hard day directly contacted me to offer to watch my kiddo? Emily.

Wildlife may not flock to them (who knows, maybe the do!?) but people sure do. I now see very clearly why people from all stages of their lives came to celebrate with them.

People say there’s no such thing as Fairytales but this I know. Emily, you were the Belle of the ball. You saw past the ugly weather, and embraced the day with an ever optimistic heart. Your resiliency (dress hole and all) shows your strength as well as your tenderness to let it go. You’re super smart yet are the first to be fancy free. (Literally running the hills in your dress!) And now, you’ve found your prince. One that truly understands you and that beautiful heart of yours.

“I want it more than I can tell. And for once it might be grand to have someone understand.”

And Jonathan, you are the prince who has won Emily’s heart. All a girl really wants is to be pursued, adored, loved, cherished, protected, and to have someone by-their-side unconditionally. (Wine and Chocolate are bonuses. Not too much to ask; right?) (: Truly though, I know you’ll go to the ends of the earth to provide and love Emily.

 “There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you, you’ve got a friend in me.” – Toy Story

Well guys, you had a magical wedding. Now it’s time to live your fairytale!

VENUE: Independence Grove:

DJ: 27 Entertainment:

VIDEOGRAPHER: 27 Entertainment :

DRESS BOUTIQUE: Wedding Belles:

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