Loving, loving, loving today’s real wedding that was sent to us by the gorgeous bride and was photographed by Little Black Book photographer, Tanja Lippert

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More from the bride…

I really wanted to incorporate our mothers in the ceremony, but didn’t really like the unity candle or rose idea since it’s done all the time. My bridesmaid Shari Bare shoots a lot of weddings in Florida and she told me about the mixing sand idea. I wanted to do something unique, so I played on the sand idea with a twist. I had Benjamin’s mother bring soil from France and I had my mother bring soil from my hometown in Missouri. During the ceremony we had the mothers mix the soil in a vintage scale. It represented the blending of the families and the base for our union to take root and grow strong.