I absolutely loved this beautiful wedding at Mount Palomar Winery. Everything about this venue looked like it was pulled straight from a rustic-meets-classic, outdoorsy fairytale where it’s always blue skies, sunshine & happily-ever-afters. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place for this gorgeous couple to start their life together. [She looks just like a princess in that gorgeous dress, right?!]
But the most amazing thing about this wedding is it literally came together in two weeks. TWO. WEEKS. Let that sink in. They planned every single thing in just 14 days. I planned my wedding in five months and everyone thought I was crazy because a wedding is SO BIG. There are so many details and timelines and fittings and tastings…that I have several brides who have been planning [informally at least] for a year or more. But this whole perfect day came together in a matter of days, and you know what…I wouldn’t have even known. It was absolutely flawless.
I’m so thankful to Claire & Rich for teaching me that the details matter, but not as much as the love. They taught me that it’s okay to be spontaneous and to just live your life in the moment. Timelines and checklists and months of worrying be darned…if you love someone that’s all that matters. There’s no reason to wait for what will make you happy if you can have it now. They took a chance on love & it totally worked.
In a marriage everything doesn’t always go 100% according to a well-written checklist. Sometimes things happen, good & bad, that derail the entire plan and you have to know your love is strong enough to tackle the world without time to carefully plan sometimes. Just be there, with each other in the moment. It’s something Claire & Rich are so so good at & something I’ve been working on every single day. Worry less, love more. Just live your life.