As I look back on 2014, I find myself flooded with a sense of endless gratitude and love. This love is directed like a laser beam towards my husband and my family and friends. Without them, the joy and pride I have experienced this year with FULL APERTURE would be meaningless. I celebrate for them and with them.
But enough about me…
One the biggest surprises and highlights of 2014 was when my best friend Josh married his long time beau and fiancé, Jimmy.
Under traditional circumstances the marriage of two people in love comes as no huge surprise. However, this wedding was unique. I say this because all of the guests, including me, had NO CLUE it was a wedding!
I, like the rest of the attendees, thought it was an engagement party. At least that is what it said on the invitation. Boy-oh-boy was I fooled. If you have never been to a surprise, secret wedding before, I am here to tell you, strap in, because it is an emotional rollercoaster of epic proportion! For this reason it was one of the most exciting, beautiful and special weddings I have ever worked on and attended.
Josh and Jimmy had to be super slick so they employed the help of expert planner and all around genius Brooke Stone of GYST PLEASE. With charming florals from yours truly, brilliant photography by DIRTY SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY, scrumptious bites by The Cleaver Co. and a dessert station for the gods from BAKED, this wedding had all the ingredients of a perfect event.
*On a side note, I would like to say that had I known that this was going to be the wedding of my best friend and not an engagement party I would have ignored their request for something understated and chic and instead would have decked the joint out with flowers. I’m talking LUSH! Hmm… maybe that is why they didn’t tell me…
Here are a couple of shots from the big day. Enjoy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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