After a three day weekend celebrating my Mom’s wedding, settling into a regular week feels even more mundane. I knew the weekend would be filled with love and happiness but I had no idea how emotional I would be. Standing in front of a crowd of people listening to my mom and her husband say their vows to one another, I couldn’t help but tear up. Personal wedding vows are my weakness! I should have known after watching youtube videos of wedding vows and crying my eyes out that there would be no way I wouldn’t tear up at my own mother’s wedding…I guess I falsely believed in myself. I can’t help but happy cry when I think about love.
The entire weekend felt truly magical-like a chapter from a storybook. My mom and her fiancé (now husband) built a cabin near Mt. Rainier together a few years back. The property surrounding the cabin is forested and a little river runs through the middle. It is a gorgeous area filled with ferns and wild flowers and forest creatures. My mom is a little bit of a hippie at heart so choosing the cabin and its property as a wedding venue was a no brainer.
The past few months have been a wedding whirlwind for my mom! She and her husband thought out every single detail and the party came together seamlessly. Wildflower inspired bouquets were scattered throughout the space, twinkly lights lined the trees and candles illuminated the tent at dusk. I could not believe how the space I’d seen so many times transformed into the perfect wedding venue!
There was a great deal of work leading up to wedding day. We spent all day Friday and most of the day Saturday prepping for the Saturday evening ceremony. Luckily, my mom and Jason are well loved so there was no shortage of volunteers making all wedding prep light work. By 5:00 Saturday evening my mother was glowing in her Katie May wedding gown and ready to walk down the aisle. I couldn’t believe how stunning she looked!
The rest of the evening felt like the happiest celebration of love. Guests mingled cheerfully, wine flowed freely, dinner, pie and s’mores were enjoyed by all. By the time the band started to play I was ready to hit the dance floor and stay there throughout the night! The whole evening was truly perfect, I am so happy my Mom was able to enjoy a fairytale wedding at her beautiful cabin.
Yesterday, Jordan and I dropped my mom and her husband off on their way to enjoy their honeymoon (first stop Alaska, next stop Maui). Their wedding weekend felt like a magical whirlwind to me and it wasn’t even my wedding…I can’t imagine how exhausted they must be. Congratulations Mom & Jason, I’m wishing the two of you many happy years and adventures together. Watch out world, here come the Plutes <3