The music started and everyone rose out of their seats and looked back.
Across the meadow, Valerie stood with both her own father and her soon to be father-in-law. Every step she took was filled with excitement. The entire day was filled with joy.
But there was something very, very special about this particular walk down the aisle.
It’s one of those moments that little girls dream about. Walking down the aisle to the person they love more than anything in this world. And it was one moment that Valerie very nearly didn’t get.
It was no small miracle that she was walking through that meadow that day.
In February, Valerie was in a ski accident that left her knee shattered.
And had it not been for her determination, her family and friends and most importantly, Joe, she may not have been able to walk at all these short months later. But today was proof that through love anything is possible. Because, as her dad said in his sermon – love is ALWAYS the answer. Regardless of the question, regardless of the obstacle. Love is always the answer.
And love is what Val and Joe do best. Valerie’s family saw Joe’s love as he cared for her every day after the accident. They saw his love as his only wish was to take her pain away. And on this day their love was there to walk her down the aisle to him. Every time they looked at each other – their love grew. Every speech talked about their love. And Val and Joe are proof that through love – anything is possible.
After years of cuddling together on the bed and dreaming about what their step-father was going to be like – Valerie’s daughters finally had their answer. Joe. And as they will tell you – he’s exactly who they pictured. Maybe even better.
Seeing their moms joy. Getting to know Joe. And finally, the day before father’s day making it official. Through love – anything is possible.
It was such an amazing honor to be a part of Valerie and Joe’s day. To be a witness to such an amazing story. I truly can’t thank them enough for inviting me into their day. I would also like to thank the entire team of amazing individuals who helped to make this day such a perfect one!
Planning: Heart of it All Events
Rentals: Settings Event Rentals
Catering: Kalamata Pit Catering
Florals: Statice Floral Design
Bathroom Rental: The Lavish Loo
Drinks: Eddyline Brewing & Little Daisy Liquor
Bartending: Bash Cocktail Catering
Music: Aaron Bach