Britni and Ben's wedding day was a total blast and will be one close to my heart forever.
From the first time I met them, we connected, and they gave me such trust the whole process. Score! That makes my job so worth it, and incredible! This was a rare opportunity to display a couples love, style, and personality the way I sensed them as an artist.
It was a beautiful day on the country side, horses grazed, and my assistant Miranda and I prepared for the day to begin. After placing all the flowers, and finishing last minute setup pieces, we got to sit and rest for a few moments. This is rare in the wedding world, I usually do not stop moving for 12-14 hours during an event, but that day was unique.
Miranda and I sat on the grass, admiring the day, and beauty of the field and setup. It was a quiet time to prepare for the chaos that any wedding is. Miranda started talking about The Lord, like she does, and how big of a heart she has for weddings. "It is just so much work, but so much fun! I don't know how you guys do this all the time..." She said, and she says this all the time. I could see her warmth, and hear the happiness in her voice as she spoke about Britni and Ben and how perfect they are for each other. Miranda is the kind of girl that everyone loves, everyone wants to be around, and be friends with. She is truly a daughter of the King, and she is always filled with The Spirit and brings a constant feeling of ease, and peace to our work day. (Which is incredibly necessary to me, I am usually jogging in place during events) It isn't often that I get to reflect on a couple while I am working, but after our break, I felt rejuvenated and ready to go! Taking even a few moments each day to praise, can be such a wonderful thing. So, I am now scheduling into my timelines for future events, a quiet time, a time to rest, to think about what we are celebrating, and who we need to thank for it!
Anxiety can be a burden, to a bride, and to any event professional seeking perfection. Britni and Ben were "anxious" for each other, to see each other, and to be united as one! What a wonderful thing to experience. This couple was nothing short of easy, they were fun and relaxed and simply in love and excited to be together. This is the kind of couple that I seek.
I struggled, and still do with anxiety my entire life, always aiming for perfection, but usually stressing far to much over small things that no one besides me would notice. I think it is what makes me good at my job in the end. My dad is always reminding me to "Be anxious for nothing." This verse, my dad's constant affirmation, and Miranda's calm spirit is such an inspiring and graceful reminder to give all anxiety to God, and trust in His plan.
So all my sweet brides, please remember this verse on your wedding day.
6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."