When I first met with Margaret and Gregory I have to admit I felt like I was on the set of a movie. They are such a unique and truly passionate couple. I feel as if I have traveled back in time whenever I am with Maggie--she is like a blonde Audrey Hepburn. She has such poise and is incredibly pleasant to converse with and she has a genuine love for heritage and preserving the past. Greg is the perfect "Cary Grant", a true gentleman and completely smitten with Maggie. I could swear his heart beats in time with Maggie's. He finds such joy in watching her delight and smile! I knew they were extraordinary and there might have been a little "happy dance" when they contacted me after a conversation in my parking lot right after our meeting and told me I would have the honor of documenting their day.
They dance--and not just the simple sway and step, but full on ballroom style dancing full of joy and passion! Every detail of their wedding day was carefully contemplated because not only do they have fabulous taste, but I know they will pull their wedding album out to relive their day for many many years to come and Maggie was very aware of the importance of this very special wedding day and how she wanted it to be timeless and relevant to their style. I have found over the years that once in a while I will witness a wedding that is more like how weddings were long ago. The morning of their wedding day it was quiet, thoughtful, classical music was playing, a slight bit of nervousness that was in the air. Maggie chose to share the morning alone with her mother, Cindy. As Maggie's makeup and hair was underway Cindy continued sewing on her own dress that she finished just minutes before departing for St. John's. I have to admit that I hope my own daughters choose to have a morning like this. The last moments where your little girl is still your little girl--before she becomes a wife are moments a parent treasures. Remember in Mama Mia Meryl Streep painting her daughter's toenails before her vows? One of the sweetest movie moments ever!
After their wedding day they left for Italy where they had an audience with Pope Francis himself to receive the most amazing wedding blessing! I wish I had been there to see Maggie and Greg walking around Italy in their wedding dress! Please know I did NOT take the picture of Pope Francis. I would have loved to travel to Europe with Greg and Maggie though!
I am sure I speak for all of the wedding professionals when I say they are one-of-a-kind and truly fun to work with! I was so happy to have some of my favorite people as part of the wedding team:
A.J. Plouge: Columbia Club
St. John the Evangelist: Church
Jim Cerone: Wedding Entertainment Director
David Strohmeyer: The Empty Vase (florist)
Dress: MH Pomander
The mirror Maggie is gazing into was carried into the Columbia club by her father and Greg and it wasn't light! Testimony to how much Greg loves Maggie...
Image below NOT TAKEN BY JENNIFER:
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