I had an amazing opportunity to document a beautiful Vow Renewal dream ceremony during Grand Budapest Wedding installation party organized by incredible Whitney Pelfrey @Iris and Honey at Memorial Hall in OTR. I still have no idea how this tiny lady could organize everything so perfectly and gathered all the best vendors under on roof. Trisha and Brett celebrated 12 years of marriage together and I know they will cherish this moment forever. They have 3 adorable kids and love each other fiercely. Genuine, open minded people ready to open a new chapter of their life. I was so lucky and honored to capture this! Long short story, enjoy my fav from their session.
HOW THEY MET:
Among thousands of people at a conference in Nashville, TN Brett and I kept running into one another and instantly bonded over our plethora of similarities. Not interested in dating anyone at that time, we both just connected in platonic friendship and that was enough. Our meeting one another was prior to iphones, social media presence, and the memory of meeting was the only visual I had of him. We exchanged emails and then went on our separate ways. Brett journeyed back to Cincinnati, OH where he lived and I traveled back to New Orleans where I was in Grad school.
About 9 months after those days of interaction, I endured the impact of Hurricane Katrina. The aftermath of it all was intense and I was displaced. Brett reached out to me during that time to offer emotional and financial support and flew me up to cincinnati to have a moment of reprieve. We both remember wondering why we had butterflies as we were closer to arrival time at the airport. I remember walking toward him at the arrival gate and vividly still seeing THAT MOMENT at the airport where we both smiled our greatest at one another. It was a movie scene, love at first sight (well 2nd sight) type of moment. Both of our spirits knew almost instantly that we were soul mates and that eternity together was purposed for us.
From there the weeks went quickly and we were engaged one month later and then married four months later. It was the most romantic kind of whirlwind and one that I value is part of our story.
Installation Curator: Iris & Honey Day of Styling: The Social Collective Vintage Rental Decor: Queen City Vignette Flowers: Cocoa & Flora Invitation Suite: Lauren Hanson Design Day of Coordination: Blue Dahlia Events Wedding Gown Contribution: LuxeReduxe Bridal Groom's Suit Contribution: Geno's Tux Plus Makeup: BrideFace Hair: Rachael Rosenberger