We do a quick video chat with all our couples the week before their wedding. Just to check in, and make sure we are all good to go. Alex & Challoner answered our Facetime and I got a lightening fast, merry-go-round style view of their gorgeous property before Alex held up the phone in front of her and said hello. These two were originally going to get married at Celebrations, a wedding venue on a lake in Midlothian, Virginia. But one day Alex messaged me and said their plans may be changing. They bought a property in Ashland. A gorgeous, large property, perfect for a relaxed backyard wedding. They decided to host the wedding at their home!
During our video chat, Alex brought up the impending weather conditions. I asked what the rain plan was, and without skippin’ a beat, Challoner replied, “to get married”. Which is just the absolute most perfect answer. So many things can happen on a wedding day. And sometimes you can forget in all the planning, and stress, and desire for everything to be absolutely perfect, that it’s not going to be perfect. Something will go wrong. Whether it’s forgetting the rings, or a cake being delivered late, or a rip in your dress, or a down pour seconds before the outdoor ceremony… but it’s important to remember that none of that really matters. It’s the MARRIAGE that’s important. It’s standing up, regardless of how dry your feet are, and promising your life to each other. And it was nice to know that these two remembered that.