It was the perfect June day in Chico, California.
Warm, with a touch of cloud cover….
peaking between the clouds, the sky was brilliant blue.
It was the kind of day made for a summer wedding.
My dear friend Lily, the beautiful bride, was marrying her long-time friend, Joe. Her two daughters, Ramona and Annabelle, were her lovely bridesmaids, along with their cousin, Olivia.
We gathered at their home–new to the four of them as a family…
for a short walk across the street through the natural beauty of Bidwell Park.
The bride wore something blue…
converse sneakers…for her walk in the park.
They held on tightly…
The setting, next to the creek, was sublime.
Friends and family gathered, some of us spoke words from the heart to celebrate their love,
and there was not a dry eye beside the creek that day.
Lily and Joe made their heartfelt vows…
and sealed them with a kiss!
Let the wedding celebration begin!
A love story and a wedding with family and friends to celebrate….
Dreams do come true…
We’ve been looking forward to this special day since around the time we had a dinner party at our house, early on in Lily and Joe’s romance here, and more recently with a prosecco and pretty things shower to celebrate our beautiful bride… I mean Joe’s bride!;)
I remember telling Lily, in our office on a difficult day a few years ago, that her future looked so bright. I could just feel it. She wasn’t sure but said she hoped that I was right.
Turns out their future isn’t just bright… it’s brilliant!
So happy for you Lily and Joe! xx
Cheers to another sweet love story
(all photos taken on my iPhone 6)
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