This is one of the proudest moments of my young life. So proud that I couldn’t just let it all out at once. It had to be split up into two different blog posts because I simply could not contain the awesome. It’s not everyday that I can say that I flew to a different country to do a wedding. It’s not very often that you can say that you met one of your “internet friends” either. The wedding of Trish Dilligaf and Jonathon Stellmaker, now formally known as Mr. and Mrs. Stellmaker marked a milestone in my life.
Wedding Part One
I have always been both a lover of love and weddings. As a child, my father was a Wedding DJ and I’d seen a lot of first “man and wife” kisses. He would always go above and beyond, even stealing his own dances with the bride’s mom and friends. I remember at the early age of four being so impressed. I never would’ve dreamt I’d be traveling in his footsteps.
I’ve known Trish, who you guys may recognize as the boss babe behind Trish’s Hoods, for years conversing and bonding over the internet. Canada always seemed like a long shot but we didn’t care. Two flights later, there I was seated in the car of her fiance anticipating an amazing trip.
We were T-Minus about three or four hours from her wedding and I had never seen a wedding party so calm. There was no hostility, or rushing around.. It was simply just joy and support for the bride’s big day.
Fast Forward again.. One hour before the wedding. Everyone was in the heat of the hustle. After the bride finished getting her makeup done, she immediately went to work helping other people. It was adorable.
Dreamcatchers played such a huge part in the bride’s wedding. Each bridesmaid had their very own dreamcatcher accessory.
The groom’s mother even stopped in to check up on the party. She was glowing with pride and even held the mirror while her future daughter in law put the finishing touches on her own makeup.
Then came the final part of the wedding prep. The final moments before.. The moment that the bride was getting into her gorgeous dress. The thing that I absolutely loved about attending Trish’s wedding is that she had a team of gorgeous women behind her. These women were like her sisters; each and every one of them rushing to help her get into her dress.
The icing on the top of this amazing wedding preparation was when Trish sat down in her chair and brought her official Wedding Doc Martens out. Normally, everyone gets a fancy strappy shoe for the wedding day. Something diamond crested with a reminiscent of a Cinderella slipper. But she chose to lace up her white Doc Marten boots that she had refused to wear until her wedding day.
It’s officially time for Trish Dilligaf to become Mrs. Trish Stellmaker.
Part two coming soon…