May 30, 2017

Anne + Cole

Weddings

Anne and Cole were married on an extremely rainy and dreary day. But because of their positivity, total love for each other and support from their family, it was nothing but romantic and epic. It made me wish that every wedding day had rain. It made people huddle together that much closer. They were all in it together. And after much debate, everyone gathered under a massive moss-covered tree, umbrellas in hand and soaked up every moment of a truly intimate, intentional and emotional ceremony. As the rain came down, Anne and Cole said their vows, exchanged rings and a snot covered kiss with total joy. It was a truly unique and inspiring thing to witness. We’re so glad we were there on a such a special day. Edit: Also I have to add that Anne and Cole were not able to invite their original 200 guests that had planned on so instead Cole wrote them a beautiful letter chronicling their relationship (which involved his complete adoration and love for Anne and his willingness to chase after her) and how it all led to their wedding day. It was so incredibly honest and beautiful so I’m sharing the last paragraph here (per Cole’s approval):

Under the old mossy tree in the rain, Anne and I became wife and husband. During the ceremony, our younger friends held umbrellas above the heads of the older family members. My suit, Anne’s hair, makeup, and dress were all soaked. The band, who we booked a week beforehand, and had never heard before, played a hundred feet away under cover of the deck. Even our officiant’s notebook was wet from the rain. And yet, no other ending to this story would do. On that day, under the old mossy tree in the rain, I married the love of my life. I had a fever. We couldn’t invite everyone we wanted. One who we invited, wasn’t able to make it. And then for it to rain… Some other writer might be able to use language to capture that moment, as she and I stepped out from the deck to see those closest to us waiting, soaked as they were, with tears and smiles, but I cannot. That moment was the end of a movie where I alone was the protagonist. That movie ended in much the same way it had been in every other scene- with emotion.

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