Wedding Sneak Peek – SLM+RJ
January 16, 2011
Sara Leigh and Ryan threw the perfect wedding yesterday. When it comes to being down to earth, you won’t find another down-to-earthier pair than those two crazy kids. And it really showed in their day. Cindi and I had the privilege of chasing their shadows as the events unfolded, and it was so refreshing seeing two individuals focusing on what really counts (and not letting themselves become unnecessarily obsessed with form over substance). SLM+RJ didn’t sweat the small stuff, which I hope truly allowed them to take in the full experience of their wedding day that. much. more. The ceremony was small and intimate, the guests consisted only of the closest 20-or-so family and friends, and the reception was an elegant plated dinner (separated from the ceremony by an informal cocktail hour when everybody in attendance bumrushed a small bar across the street). And what was really awesome was having the chance to meet SLM+RJ’s guests, get to know some awesome folks, and be surrounded by the love and purest of warm fuzzy feelings. No, I won’t admit that happy tears welled up within the vicinity of my eyes while I listened to toasts. And yes, I am known to be somewhat of a magnificent liar.
I’ve never seen such a calm and poised bride quite like Sara Leigh, and as Ryan navigated through guests at dinner, it was evident that there you would not find a more gracious host. Absolutely dope individuals. And doper still together. Congratulations to the happy couple, from Chris and Cindi (yes, more love over on the Mrs.’ page)!