Gabrielle had an impeccable sense of style and vision which was reiterated by Paul. They were both on the same page, and I understood the tone they were going for immediately. Paul worked with me to take care of logistical details, and it was refreshing to be emailing back and forth with the groom for a change! (Plus he made his own tonic for the bar… if that's not the definition of an involved groom, than I don't know what is!)
Their style comes through so clearly via The Weaver House lens -- romantic, rustic, with a dash of Victorian elegance. I mean, just look at the bride's dress! Every single vendor and staff person on site that day (not to mention all of the guests) were going absolutely gaga for that dress. It was stunning beyond words.
And just to give you a sense of how beautiful and meaningful this wedding was, the minister who officiated the wedding was the midwife for BOTH the bride and the groom. Can you believe that?? And I discovered just before the start of the ceremony that she was also the midwife for my roommate and best friend -- such a small world!!
One of my personal favorite takeaways from this wedding was how it changed the way I do my "survival kits" for my weddings. At the end of the night, after seeing the 3-tiered Wedding Day Survival Kit in the bride's staging area, the groom feigned disappointment and said, "where's my survival kit??". Now I have a groom-centric kit with me at every wedding, with collar stays, a shoe brush, and even Old Spice deodorant. I lovingly refer to as "The Paul" :)
Congratulations Gabrielle + Paul!