Mindy and I met thanks to my dear friend Noelle (wedding planner extraordinaire at Eventscapes) who connected us knowing that we would hit it off. And that, my friends, is the understatement of the year. Our initial meeting consisted of several hours of laughter, incessant chit chat and some pretty raunchy jokes. When I felt the need to reassure her that I would have the necessary decorum and requisite professionalism on the actual day of her wedding she deadpanned: "if you suddenly decide to get a stick up your butt, you're fired." And that pretty much cemented what is sure to be a lifelong friendship. I have a certain fondness for take charge, slightly OCD, confident, funny, brilliant, witty women and Mindy fits the bill in every respect.
In characteristic charm, when we discussed what she envisioned as her PERFECT wedding day, she waved a hand at me and said: "Perfect!? Girl, we're just going for memorable at this point." LOVE. HER.
Between her and Steven, they are a veritable Brady Bunch, only their version includes 5 sons and 1 daughter between the two of them. I can barely maintain my sanity just getting my two kiddos out the door every morning for school so I do not know how one gets SIX CHILDREN to school on time. Seriously. They deserve some kind of award.
The wedding was exactly as I had imagined it would be: full of love, laughter, chaos and an abundance of charm. I hope I was able to capture that for them so that they can remember exactly how "memorable" it indeed was. The wedding was held in the backyard patio of Mindy's parents' house and then we walked the three short blocks down to the beach to finish off the day with a few beach portraits. All in all, an absolutely lovely, fun, laughter filled day with everyone on their best behavior. And by that I mean Mindy was on her best behavior..... :)
Mindy & Steven, I wish you the very best!!!