The whole room went quiet as the DJ handed Keenan the microphone. She was about to give a toast to her best friend, her cousin, Mia. Instead of the typical Maid of Honor toast made up of well wishes and heartfelt stories, Keenan chose to do something different for Mia and Marvin. She turned to the crowd, and told everyone that we would be giving our happy couple a gift. Together, she warmed up our voices with a few “ahhhh” notes held out (we all laughed!), and then she told us that our gift would be a song.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away…
Keenan led us in a chorus that filled the entire room. As I captured this moment, I had to hold back tears because as Mia’s friend and former college roommate, I knew just how much this meant to her.
And can I tell you a little secret? The first time I met Mia, I was completely intimidated by her beauty and kindness. Not to mention, she has that “it” factor that you can’t describe, but you know is undeniably cool. I’m ashamed to say that this lasted far too long! Thankfully, she’s cool enough to not think that I was a dork, and she became (and still is) one of my best friends!
We all knew that the man Mia chose would be spectacular, and when I met Marvin, I knew Mia had chosen well! He has such a captivating spirit, and I’m so thankful for the way he loves Mia and makes her laugh!
Mia and Marvin, I’m so thankful that I got to capture this day for you! You are both so beautiful, inside and out, and it’s so apparent by how much your family and friends love you. Thank you for shining so much brightness into our lives! I hope you love these images – thank you for letting me be the one to take them!
Venue, Catering & Coordination: Glendalough Manor // Florist: Gracie’s Garden // Videography: Blu Couture Wedding Films // Cake Artist: Cutie Pies & Cakery // DJ: One of A Kind Music Productions // Hair: Canvas Salon & Bridal // Make Up Artist: Shakirah Glam // Bridal Boutique: Love Couture Bridal // Dress Designer: Anne Barge // Bridesmaids: BHLDN // Groomsmen: The Black Tux // Invitation Suite: Nay Lilly Designs // Calligraphy: Whiskey Calligraphy // Favors: Elephant Escort Card Holders