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Nicole and Taylor

Filed in Wedding — July 6, 2022

I only met Taylor and Nicole a few weeks ago after Nicole had proposed to Taylor and wanted to get married on July 4th on Twin Lakes, where Taylor’s parents live. She didn’t know that Taylor already had plans to propose to her on July 4th. Although they went ahead with wedding plans, Taylor was determined to propose still, and he shared with me the video of the sweetest and most clever fishing proposal I had ever seen, two days before the wedding.

What a delightful, adorable, and beautiful couple, and it was a complete joy working with them to create a one-of-a-kind ceremony that reflected their deep love for each other and brought their families together.

Honoring Nicole’s father and Taylor’s brother was super important to them, so we devised a simple ritual where Taylor and Nicole each raised a glass to heaven before pouring their shots into the lake as a nod to say, “we know you are with us today.”

Unfortunately, it began to rain in the middle of their lakeside ceremony, so we had to pause to gather everyone under a popup shelter. But it couldn’t have been more perfect because as this close-knit family gathered around them, I had everyone hold the wedding bands and bless them with their prayers, blessings, wishes, and good vibes before Taylor and Nicole exchanged rings.

I loved this couple, and by the time we got to the wedding day, they felt like family.

 

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