Real Wedding: Nicole & Grant, III
December 16, 2008
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If you've been drooling over today's featured wedding, like I've been, you'll love this next set of photos. The bride, Nicole, was so completely hands-on...bringing their own personal touches to literally every single element. This wedding is perfection.

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From the bride...

Our ceremony was perfect. I walked down the aisle to our song - God Only Knows by The Beach Boys - with my step dad and dad. Our officiant was a friend and mentor whom we know through the university department in which we met. It was amazing to have someone who we respect and admire marry us. Although writing our vows was incredibly challenging, I am so glad we did. They were so personal and meaningful. We also had friends read an EE Cummings poem and included a statement that outlined how dependent our marriage is on the support of our friends and family.

Probably my biggest stress while planning the wedding was choosing a photographer - I am photo obsessed and needed to be confident that I would have no doubts. I spent 1/4 of our budget on photography and it was SOOO worth it. Lauren Brooks was perfect - professional, but approachable and great at what she does.

So much more to come...oh and Lauren Brooks, Nicole's FAB photographer, is letting us feature her own very recent wedding in just a couple of days! It's as gorgeous as you can imagine!

Also, you HAVE to check out the Little Black Book Blog today...James Christianson sent us the most spectacular Winter Wedding you have ever seen. The s'mores just might be the best thing I have ever seen.