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Enjoy Your Relationships

hoyt arboretum wedding photoSo you’re planning a wedding. You want it all – time to enjoy the work you put into the day with delectable bites, viewing the pretty stuff, smelling the gardenia carefully hidden between hydrangea blooms… and then you realize that not one thing on that list includes a person. Yes! You want to enjoy the time you spend with your loved ones on the wedding day as well! It’s not as difficult as you might think. Plan pockets of time amongst the schedule for your day. If you’re working with a wedding planner, any good professional will help you do this. The people you invite to your wedding aren’t there just to view you say your vows. They came because they have a relationship with you. They want the best for you. They love you and care for you and really want to spend a few moments expressing that.

Bethy’s longtime family friend orchestrated the flowers at her wedding, including the wreath she wore over her veil. She asked me for a photo of him adjusting it since he wasn’t present when she first put it on – and I took that photo. But the hug she gave him afterwards and the few words of advice he snuck in show a far more genuine reaction from her.