I’m sitting in bed on Sunday afternoon. I’m exhausted but all I want to do is go through these photos from Meredith and Charles’ wedding. If you’ve follow along with Migonis Home for a while you know Meredith is AJ’s sister. She received a heart transplant at 26, just over two years ago. It was such a scary time for our family and so it was extra special to see her so healthy and happy on Saturday. I loved every moment we spent together taking photos before the wedding.
Chuck proposed with a gorgeous blue diamond while Meredith was still in the hospital recovering from the transplant. The proposal happened two years ago this past weekend.
When AJ and I got married Meredith had her hair done half up, half down and she kept telling me she wanted it like that for her wedding; her stylist did a gorgeous job of keeping it simple and elegant.
Here is Meredith and her mother, April:
The Bed and Breakfast had some of the best backgrounds for getting great shots.
I love the rustic wood of this barn behind Meredith.
Meredith chose hydrangeas in varying colors for her bouquet and then had a Scottish tie around her bouquet as a nod to Chuck’s heritage. The tie was similar to the one Chuck wore for the wedding.
Immediately after the transplant the recovery wasn’t as simple as the doctors hoped. As the nurses and doctors prioritized their decisions and worked to make sure Meredith lived, she suffered blood loss to her feet and lost part of her toe. Two years later she has trouble with shoes that aren’t almost completely flat and embraced the idea of wearing her boots for the ceremony… after all, we were going to be in a field.
We were shuttled up to the field in pickup trucks and found the most stunning site awaiting us.
The view was to die for… hay bales covered in quilts belonging to Chuck’s family lined the aisle and at the very end of the burlap runner was a pergola Chuck made out of birch and grapevine.
Before we end this novelette I show off the Bride and Groom… after all, that is the most important part. Not the view. Not the flowers. Not the rings. Just the people and the vows they said on Saturday.
The photographer took this photo but I couldn’t resist sharing it… it was just stunning:
Since they decided to do the wedding for just their immediate family there will be a large reception in August. Don’t you worry, my camera will be all over that day too. 🙂