We were all nervously watching the weather as we approached Saturday. Rain all day. Every brides’ biggest anxiety. But as the day arrived, the rain started moving up earlier and earlier. As we got to the bridal suite, the ladies were all hanging out, and sharing memories. Two of the bridesmaids had just fallen ill with Covid so Lisa and the other girls Zoom’ed with them to include them in the morning activities and made plans to have a girls day following the wedding.
As we approached the first look, the rain stopped, as if it knew there was a special moment coming. When Lisa turned around, Phil’s eyes grew watery, and they shared a long hug. By the time they pulled apart, they were both crying. The venue was 20 minutes from the hotel that they got ready at and by the time we got there, you could start to see the clouds breaking up. By the time Lisa was walking down the asile to Phil, the sun was shining bright. It felt fitting. Their ceremony included an incredibly touching and meaningful tribute to Lisa’s mother who was no longer there. The officiant talked about Phil’s unending support during such an unexpected and difficult time and how absolutely proud and delighted she was that Lisa had found him. Later during her father’s toast, Lisa’s Dad said, the only thing his wife couldn’t understand was why it was taking so long for them to get married! Everyone agreed though, she was looking down beaming with happiness at their perfect day.