Magic of Love
“Distance is just a test to see how far love can travel.” –Unknown
In this case love can travel 3,551 miles. That is approximately the distance from North Carolina to Ireland. That may not seem like a very large distance to some, but when it is two people in love, that is a very long way away. However, Christina and Alan didn’t let that stop them in the least! These two first met online and their personalities were a perfect match. They both liked the same things (like Harry Potter and his magic) and had the same sense of humor; it’s only natural to form a bond with someone who shares the same interests.
Their First Meeting
Needless to say these two were in it to win it. They never let the distance keep them apart. They talked all the time and let me tell you, Skype is a wonderful thing when someone is is thousands of miles away. When they first decided to actually meet, Christina drove all the way to Canada in order to see Alan. It was his birthday and he had a work visa to be in Canada for the time.
She seized the opportunity and drove 1,899 miles to see him. When she arrived she was beyond stressed out. I mean who wouldn’t be after driving that far? It had been an incredibly long day and there are some crazy drivers out there. When he saw her he simply gave her a hug and said everything was going to be alright. At that moment she knew it was going to be forever and distance would not be an issue in their future. The magic of love knows no distance.
Planning the Wedding
After 5 and a half years of dating, the word marriage started creeping up so Christina started looking for venues. After she came to one of our bridal shows Alan proposed, so she knew having her wedding at the vineyard was meant to be. Now, Christina is incredibly artsy and a huge Harry Potter fan (I mean who doesn’t love magic?) She and some friends hand crafted magic wands for every single wedding guest. My inner nerd was screaming at this wedding and praying that there would be one leftover that I could keep…there was :D.
The Big Day
Anyway, like any girl, Christina wanted her wedding day to be filled with magic (not just the Harry Potter kind). Her centerpieces were simple and elegant. All the tables were adorned in navy with chopped wood, a lantern, and a vase filled with cherry blossoms. The navy, blush pink, and gold theme is very popular for fall weddings. The colors are timeless and look beautiful in the rustic reception hall.
The cake was absolutely amazing! She had a small “naked cake” for herself and Alan, and then the rest were different flavored cupcakes like chocolate and red wine cherry! Literally mouthwatering. Now my absolute favorite thing I will never forget from this wedding was the send off. Most people do sparklers, bubbles, glow sticks, etc. NOT THIS ONE! All the magic wands I mentioned earlier that were hand made by Christina and a bunch of her friends…well they made the most epic and wizardly exit I have ever seen. Dumbledore would have been proud!