Today is hugely special. It’s Veteran’s Day…a day that we should all feel so incredibly grateful to celebrate. Because, if it weren’t for those amazing men and women that are out there fighting for our country, well, let’s just say life wouldn’t be quite as sweet for all of us. And to help do our teeny tiny part in such a grand cause, I thought that we would share one of the most incredible stories that I have heard to date. Before I go into details though, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of the Maine Luxury Vendors (including a big handful of our Little Black Book members) for choosing Style Me Pretty to share the brilliant story…
Gita and Aron, the gorgeous Bride and Groom behind today’s affair, are the filmmakers of the acclaimed and award winning documentary How We Get By. The film follows three Maine senior citizens and their tireless efforts to greet American troops returning from overseas conflict. With homemade signs in hand, the trio has greeted nearly 1 million troops from their tiny airport in Maine, demonstrating just how deep the word “community” goes at a time when America needs it most.
The insanely talented Maine Vendors that we know and love got together to gift this talented couple a pro bono wedding, to give back to the pair that is reminding us of just how important our Veterans are, just how good it feels to give back to total strangers. And today, we are taking you through every part of their amazing wedding story…from the rehearsal dinner through the farewell brunch. It’s a great, great day on SMP.
The Way We Get By won the Special Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival. AMAZING. We have so much gorgeousness coming up for you today! Stay tuned!