We looked out the window of the gondola as the sun began to make it’s descent. Curled up together, Chuck and Julianna admired the newly placed bands around their fingers. It seemed to be just moments ago that family and friends had slowly trickled back down the mountain leaving the newlyweds whispering sweet words to each other and embracing those moments that would quickly pass away. The crisp white bark of the Aspens seemed to whisk by as the hustle and bustle of the village soon came into view. Hand in hand, Chuck and Julianna strolled through the streets emanating a sweet glow that illicited both amused glances and heartfelt congratulations from all those passerbys.
Further down the road, family and friends awaited the arrival of the new Mr. and Mrs. and, upon their introduction, smiles and excitement were shared across the room. Soon sweet sounds of conversation and laughter could be heard over dinner as those dearest to them continued to celebrate their union. It was not soon after, that Julianna’s father began what became a very memorable and touching time of speeches. The sentiments began as Chuck’s father gave a tear-jerking speech proclaiming how happy and proud he was and ending with a beautiful remembrance of his dear wife, Chuck’s mother. Julianna’s sister, Maya, kept the sweet smiles a foot and Chuck’s best man, Ryan, brought laughter again to the party. Two of Pam’s (Chuck’s mother) dear friends began the waterworks again though as they read his mother’s hopes and dreams for her baby boy from Chuck’s baby book. After passing off the beloved book to Julianna, the speeches continued with touching words from Chucks cousin and a family friend, and finally ended with Chuck’s father. Needless to say, throats were tight and eyes were red, but that whole room was wrapped in the love that was shared between all.
Sweet music began to play and that love soon transferred back into smiles and joy as Chuck grabbed Julianna’s hand for their first dance as husband and wife. Several minutes later Chuck was gently placing Julianna’s hand into her father’s as he whisked her away for their time together. The pace of the music then changed and several friends joined the dance floor with nothing but smiles and excitement. Cake was cut, guests began mingling again, and the sun began sinking below the high walls of the resort. More friends joined the dance floor until the sun became the moon and all those final guests circled together one last time…
Thanks for such a great weekend, my friends! It was such an honor sharing in your special day with you!