Once Upon A Time
As a Wedding Coordinator here at Chapel of the Flowers, I have the opportunity to see couples’ dreams come true every day. Everyone is so different, and they have so many different aspects to what will make “their day” the most perfect day. It is so wonderful to be a small part of so many people’s lives! To make the best job in the whole world that much better, I was lucky enough to participate in a very special wedding of someone who is very important to me – my Mom!
On Christmas morning, her now-husband, Lance, asked my sisters and me to have permission for my mother’s hand. We willingly obliged, he instantly proposed, and the planning began! When my mom told me that she wanted to get married at Chapel of the Flowers, I was so happy and eager to get started on all of the details. It was fun sharing that time with her, and seeing what an excited bride she was. After going through a lot of the logistical details, she threw a curveball that I wasn’t expecting…A THEME WEDDING!
Ever since I was fairly young, many of my mom’s friends have referred to her as Lady Di, after Princess Diana. For as long as she and Lance had been dating, she has referred to him as her own Sir Lancelot: the knight who had come to her rescue. Because of this, she decided to have a medieval theme, after which her knight would whisk her away into the sunset! So romantic!
From her beautiful dress, to my brother having the chance to walk her down the aisle, everything went perfectly! We all dressed the part, all the way to the groom wearing an actual suit of armor! At the end of the ceremony, her minister was able to pronounce them Lady Di and Sir Lancelot, making the whole feel of the wedding come full circle.
I’m so glad that my mom was able to have her Fairy Tale wedding, and am looking forward to her Happily Ever After!!!