She opened the box and showed it off. As she did, her eyes brightened and the corners of her mouth drew upwards. Her face glowed as she thought of where they had been and their almost seven year journey to this day. Her eyes glistened as she thought about how every time he looked at it, he would remember her, this day, and their shared perfection. Her heart was full knowing that at every moment they had already shared together, she had felt safe and warm, and that there was zero doubt she would feel that way for the hundred years to come. So, yes, it was just a watch, but what it represented was so much more.
He, too, had a box, the power of which overwhelmed him. He looked down at the long strand of connected white spheres, took a deep breath, and passed a knowing smile. He was overwhelmed by the emotions of this day for which he had waited so long. Overwhelmed at the joy and happiness she brought to his life. Overwhelmed by the thought of her wearing those pearls today, and one day at the weddings of their children. And overwhelmed at being the lucky guy that got to share each day with her. So yes, it was just a string of pearls, but what it represented was so much more.
Ultimately they did exchange the gifts contained in each of those boxes. But so much more was given on that day. Weatherly and Thomas forever gave each other their hearts and their lives. To stand strong for one another. To just be together, forever. We were absolutely privileged to witness their all encompassing love and vows. We now share their wedding story with you.
Weatherly carefully chose each and every detail for their day. The result was that their whimsical, romantic, yet grounded love was reflected in every single element.And, talk about the coolest (and most comfortable) reception shoes we’ve ever seen!
It is an incredible experience, and a pure privilege, to get to watch a bride transform on her wedding day. Weatherly was no exception to that rule.Meanwhile . . .I’m not sure if Pete just happened to catch Thomas putting on his shirt this way or if he is channeling his inner Batman, but either way, I love it!The first time a groom sees his bride always sends chills–the good kind–up my spine. There is no doubt that they are meant to be together.Weatherly is a daddy’s girl; this moment between them takes my breath away.Once she is down the aisle, it is all smiles from there.MARRIED!!!In the chaos of a wedding day, sometimes it happens that a bride and groom don’t get a single moment alone together to celebrate their love. When possible, we steal them away for 10 minutes just after walking down the aisle to give them that time. Weatherly and Thomas were all in for this, and the images that resulted are some of my favorites, particularly the image on the right.Weatherly and Thomas ensured that their guests had a great time by preparing this Scavenger Hunt of Lawrence while we were off taking bridal party pictures.Hello super fantastic totally wonderful all sorts of crazy fun wedding party!Love love love love love looooooove.So, apparently Thomas wasn’t the only one channeling his inner super hero. :)Weatherly and Thomas are THE most romantic couple we’ve ever known. They arranged for this horse drawn carriage to pick them up at the park and bring them to the reception in a grand fashion.Weatherly was the coxswain for the K-State rowing team. She is undoubtedly the boss. :)Cozy, terrific, all encompassing, overwhelming love.Weatherly and Thomas–along with the rest of their guests–have some serious moves.
Weatherly and Thomas-
Your love for one another is a testament on how to love. Thank you for reminding us how captivating love can be and allowing us to take part in the most special day your love has seen thus far. We can’t wait to see where that love takes the two of you, side-by-side and hand-in-hand.
Pete and Emily
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