Tanglewood Wedding in Clemmons NC
Kaitlin + Justin | Feature Film
October 25, 2017
Birds chirping, sun shining upon your face, and the rustle of leaves in the wind. There is nothing better than taking in a deep, healing breath of fresh air while standing in the midst of the beautiful natural surroundings of Tanglewood Park. It's no wonder why Kaitlin and Justin chose this lovely venue to begin this lasting commitment towards one another.
These two poured their heart and soul into all the intricate details that crafted this special day. From the incredible decor, thoughtful traditions, and incorporation of family, it was obvious these two realized the magnitude of this wonderful occasion.
Cheers to 50 years!
Perhaps the most adoring portion of their day was the selflessly given spotlight that shined upon Kaitlin's grandparents. In planning for her own wedding, Kaitlin realized that she would be saying her vows 50 years after her grandparents made their own commitment to one another. What an incredible veil of blessing to share your wedding date with that of two amazing souls who have withstood the test of time. As a way of helping her grandparents celebrate, Kaitlin had a special cake made just for them. After learning from Kaitlin that they had not shared a wedding cake on their wedding day 50 years ago, I almost lost it. They finally get their cake and can eat it too.
Beyond the celebration of 50 years, Kaitlin's grandfather was given the honor of walking his lovely granddaughter down the aisle and giving her hand to Justin for marriage. You could sense the enormous pride he had while guiding Kaitlin through life up to this moment of handing her to this magnificent man.
A true gentleman.
Justin impressed us from the moment we met with him and the story his brother shared with everyone was further living proof that this guy deserves all the happiness that has been bestowed upon him.
"When Justin was little his mother gave him lunch money. His money kept running out faster than his brothers. When confronted about it, Justin admitted he had been using his lunch money to buy a dessert for another kid whose family couldn't afford to give their child lunch money."
Wow, my jaw hit the floor. I had never heard of a young boy being so selfless. I pray that our son grows up with half of the integrity and valor of this amazing man.
Kaitlin's bridesmaids were hilarious and full of energy throughout the day. It's rare that we ever hear (or even expect) gratitude from guests at the wedding, however, these nice ladies were constantly praising us for working hard and creating this incredible memoir. We never seek out praise, but when it's given, we sure do well up with pride. One particular awesome tradition we saw for the first time was the pinning of the sorority pins onto Kaitlin's bouquet. The pins adorned her gorgeous bouquet and allowed Kaitlin to walk hand in hand with the girls who have been at her side in growing to become the woman she is today.
Bury the bourbon, actually, dig it up.
In case you hadn't heard of the tradition of "burying the bourbon":
"Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married it won't rain on their wedding day."
Check out more on this quirky southern tradition at Southern Living.
After digging up the bourbon, the intentions were to just take a few swigs and head to the reception. Of course, with the bridal party close by, there was no way they were going to leave until the bottle was polished off, so they all chipped in, passing the bottle around, one firey cringe face at a time until there wasn't a drop left. Well done ladies and gents.
I'd be so bold to say that this wedding exemplified southern grace and charm perfectly. These two are heartwarming, giving souls who will surely fill the world with a little more happiness and spread love in joy in their wake. Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to witness, share in your day, and create this lovely film for your family to forever cherish.