When Emily first showed me Connor Studio’s image of Emily + Chester’s DAR library reception, I immediately fell in love. Their dinner among the book stacks ranks among one of my favorite creative uses of a venue. But look a little closer and you’ll see that there’s more than just novelty in E + C’s wedding. Their elegant nods to family were executed flawlessly — at once sweet, lovely and subtle.
I admire Emily’s outlook on wedding planning, always thinking, “How blessed I am to even be having this issue!” We find her positivity and priorities infectious. “To have found the man I love and then to plan a celebration with our family and friends — almost every part of it was such a joy. I did find being true to myself and not bending to all the opinions around us was a difficult part of wedding planning. I am fortunate to have a fiancé that supported me every step of the way and we were so happy with the choices we made.”
On finding the right man: Good men are as scarce as deviled eggs after a church picnic.