Our First Anniversary! Mike's Gift—Grab Your Tissues!

Well, thank goodness I vowed to always encourage @mikeseib’s creativity because this piece of magic was what he surprised me with today for our first wedding anniversary.

I, on the other hand, went the traditional route given year one is supposed to be “paper.” Guess who didn’t get the memo on that one? Mhm, I was one-upped to say the very least yet feel like the luckiest girl on the block to have this short film as a memento for the most perfect day. 

Months before Ed Sheeran belted this beautiful ballad out on the radio, in the grocery store and everywhere in between, I walked down the aisle with my father to it fighting every urge to burst into a happy, nervous, sappy sob. I mean, it moved me to tears the first time I heard it so I should have known better but now? Well, I’ll let Mike’s incredible talent speak for itself. [Insert ugly cry here.] 

Huge shoutout to our videographer, Corey Sweitzer, who arguably had one of the toughest, most hard to please clients of his career. (Spoiler alert: No, I’m not talking about me!) Tipping my veil to the rest of our star-studded squad of vendors below, as well. August 5, 2017 will forever go down as the best day of my life thanks to them, our loving families and insanely awesome group of friends. 

BFF/visionary/planning extraordinaire/floral king: Josh Chalmers
Venue: Barberry Hill Farm
Photography: Trisha Keeler
Videography: Cory Sweitzer
Hair: Allusions Salon Boutique
Makeup: MXML Beauty
Invitation suite: Tying The Knots
Programs, etc.: Phillips Designs
Dress by Kate McDonald Bridal via The White Dress By The Shore
Catering: A Thyme to Cook
Band: Silver Arrow Band

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