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Featured Bride - Charity Hibbard
The Day - Forgotten Items and Tears
Charity and Aaron had a pretty wonderful wedding day thanks to a venue committed to getting their place ready in time, friends who adore the bride, a father ready to make a run "for it," and pretty gorgeous weather.
These two were married in a June wedding last year at Big R Orchards, a new venue and the place turned out to be perfect for a summer event.
"Our wedding day was truly the most beautiful day we could have ever asked for! God truly blessed us and it was so evident that his hands were on us and our venue the entire day. We got married at a brand new venue, Big R Orchards, which sits on an apple orchard on Brushy Mountain. The venue consists of a barn that overlooks a pond and has incredible mountain scenery. The construction for Big R started in August of 2018 and the owner Scott Robinson and his entire team worked tirelessly to make sure that venue was finished and ready for us on our big day. We could not be more grateful."
Charity has some pretty special people in her life. Her mom and mom's friends made sure that a wedding day breakfast was ready for the bride and her bridesmaids. The girls enjoyed relaxing, getting their dresses laid out and chatting. It was during this time that Charity realized that - even though she'd arrived at the orchard well in advance, she'd actually forgotten her wedding gown.
"I could not believe I forgot one of the most important items for the biggest day of my life, BUT anyone who knows me knows that this is SO typical of me. Luckily my dad was able to quickly bring my dress to me, so all was well."
Another particularly sweet moment came from the bridesmaids, who created a keepsake book with images of Charity with each of them and other special moments provided by Charity's family and friends. "It was the most thoughtful, gorgeous scrapbook that not only had pictures of me with all of my bridesmaids but also my parents, sisters, my in-laws, and my fiancé. On top of that, each one of them had hand-written a heartfelt note. It was easily one of the most meaningful gifts I have ever received and such a special moment from our day"
The Couple and Back Story
Charity and Aaron have been an "us" for a while. They are actually high school sweethearts and she told us that after they said their vows, they had a moment to walk back to the lake before the reception and make sure that it was all actually real.
They met in high school chorus and after she marshaled the courage to ask him out with some other friends, they started dating. She was a sophomore and he was a senior and he has proclaimed it was the "worst first date" (not because of Charity, though). Magically, eight years evaporated as they made the long distance thing work, and suddenly they were standing next to a lake together as husband and wife.
Charity wanted a ballgown and wasn't interested in any gown that was fitted. She felt that the gowns were wearing her as she started trying them on. We switched it up and she left with a fitted, sparkly gown that was not only perfect for her figure and the month of her wedding, but it had details that she did not anticipate. The corseted back, lace and beading added some magic and focus. Charity's ensemble is a great example of how a veil and an eye to your personality, an outdoor wedding and being open to something unexpected can all come together. Everything about her wedding day attire was complimentary.
"I chose my gown because it was the first one I truly felt bridal in. In others, I felt beautiful, but I didn’t feel like a bride. My whole demeanor changed as soon as I put on my dress and I knew it was the one. I absolutely loved the delicate beading and lace on my dress. It was so unique to other dresses I had seen before, which is another reason I fell in love with it. I also loved my belt and veil. They didn’t come with the dress but matched perfectly, as if they were meant to go together."
"BT was so kind and patient with me when I tried on what felt like 20 different dresses. With each dress they gave great feedback and when they could tell I wasn’t loving the style of dress I thought I wanted, they suggested other styles which brought me to the dress of my dreams."
We loved working with Charity and Aaron -- the gentlemen rented their tuxes from us too! -- and we hope that they are happy! Anniversary number 1 will be here before they know it!
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