Meg & Jake | White Point Intimate ElopementThere are many common denominators with my sweet couples! They have big hearts for serving, they think of others on their wedding day, they are so in love, and they have all shown so much grace this year! Meg and Jake embody every single one of these qualities, and so much more. They had planned to travel to Charleston from Tennessee this September for their wedding day. However, 2020 has had other plans for so many. Meg and Jake decided to not risk their families health to travel during this time, and they decided to cancel their original wedding day.
Meg reached out to ask if we could still do an intimate elopement at White Point Garden in June, and I can not tell you how much it means to me that they still wanted to travel in to get married in Charleston. The new plans started, 6 guests in attendance, their brother in law would officiate, a zoom call would be set up, and a horse drawn carriage would bring Meg to meet her groom, Jake at the Gazebo at White Point Garden.
The day started with a post it note… much like their love story. Jake and Meg leave post it notes around their house with little love notes on them. And when Jake asked Meg to marry him over Christmas a year and a half ago, it was with a post it that said “Marry Me?”! So when it was time to welcome Meg and Jake into my little family of couples, I just had to send them a big stack of post it notes in their welcome box to help them continue this tradition.
As I was standing in White Point Garden 2 weeks ago, waiting to see the carriage turn the corner, I watched as Jake shifted his feet back and forth. Tears forming in his eyes and family members wiping tears in the zoom call. While I am so extremely sad that couples are having to make tough decisions on how to approach their wedding days, I couldn’t be happier that we have the technology to allow them to still be able to witness the moments in real time. As Meg stepped out of her carriage to meet her brother, who walked her down the aisle, we couldn’t help but hug. I know some might think it is crazy but I have waited over a year to meet this sweet girl. And my promise to my couples is that I will embrace them and be there for them throughout their journey. And now more than ever, I needed to hug Meg to let her know I was there for her.
I listened, standing next to their 6 guests as Meg and Jake tearfully said “I do”. Reminiscing on their chance meeting in Florida, vowing to love and serve each other, and I watched as their friends and family beamed. I know I say that I have the best couples a lot, but it’s not some sales-y line. It’s the honest truth, and I feel like God places certain couples into my life to love and serve. Meg and Jake, I can not thank you enough for not only approaching this year with grace, but for allowing me to be the one who gets to help tell your story! I know that so many loved ones could not be here for this day. But my hope is that through these moments captured, they would be able to see how much love this day had. I adore you both!! And I want y’all to promise to come back to Charleston one day to have dinner with me!
The vendors who made it all possible!