Stephanie was totally old Hollywood glamour. From her birdcage vail to her platinum locks to her creamy skin she reminded me of a modern-day Jean Harlow. She wore the style flawlessly. The awesome thing about Stephanie is, she is beautifully feminine AND knows how to throw-down. She not only beat Justin in a beer chugging contest, but did so without spilling a drop on her gorgeous beaded bodice. Justin digs both sides of her… I think he was the proudest one in the room when she beat him 🙂 They share an obsession with sports and it created some of the most unique and fun details at their wedding. He wore Fighting Irish cufflinks, their grand entrance was through a paper banner (like a football team), their cake topper was a Titleist golf ball, and they exited through pompoms. For two sports fanatics (and lovebirds) it was a perfect day.
I love it when Gina uses words I’m not familiar with – like Jean Harlow, beaded bodice, platinum locks… I’m going to go in a slightly different direction.
One of the things I love to observe during a wedding day is the interaction between father and daughter. There’s something magical about that relationship. It’s not always perfect… But, when that relationship is healthy and full of expression, I’m always overwhelmed with emotion… I can’t put my finger on the emotion – the best description would be – a “happy cry”. There’s one picture (below) during the father daughter dance at Villa Parker, where Bill seems to be taking in the moment. I can only imagine what he sees behind his closed eyes. I like to think he’s flipping through the snapshots of memories of his step-daughter, from the moment he met her till this-one-dance. The Paul Simon song, Father and Daughter, says it best:
I’m gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you’ll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you
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