Waking up with the bride and the bridesmaids and getting a special view into the sweet and soft beginnings of a wedding day is one of my favorite things. It’s rarely as simple or as crazy as you might think, it’s generally a series of lovely laughter and restful in between times together.

The breakfast all of the girls shared together on Tim and Yelena’s day led right into Yelena’s last time at her parents house as a single woman, and the sweetness there continued as she left with embracing and went to meet her husband.

The words of love from family and friends fed the whole day, full of music and joy.

Tim sang to Yelena at the reception, and it was a song that he’d sung to her on one of their first dates as a surprise performance. The lyrics sum up everything I saw on their day.

All the best to you guys.

“Please hold me close and whisper that you love me
And promise that your dreams are only of me
When you are near, everything’s clear
Earth is a beautiful heaven
Always I hope that we follow the star
And be forever floating above

I know a falling star can’t fall forever
But let’s never stop falling in love”

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