Brittany and Eric
Just the word fireman can give a woman the feels. Don’t lie, you know it did! Truly, a fireman is right up there with a military man for many women! There’s just something about the attire… and perhaps a little of the persona too. For most, to land a fireman is like a dream come true. Literally, a dream…
BUT! The life of a fireman is much more than just looking handsome in a work outfit. Day after day these men put their lives at risk to save ours. It’s random calls to the department, long days battling for your life and late nights worrying your wife. Ha! I’m a poet and didn’t even know it!
Brittany knew exactly what she was signing up for and was ready for it all. She had met the love of her life and the life of a fireman’s wife was just fine with her.
Getting to Know Them
Throughout their wedding planning process, these two came to see us a lot so we got to know them on a personal level a bit more than some others. You see, their idea of a perfect afternoon was sipping wine on our patio and chatting away with us here at the vineyard. Wanna hear something funny? Their drink of choice is a wine called Fire. A fireman and his fire. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. Fire is a high alcohol, Bing Cherry wine that is similar to a port. It’s super delicious and really popular.
A Spring Wedding
No matter the season, we knew they would show up to enjoy a bottle of wine and gaze upon the beauty of the vineyard. They knew they wanted the vineyard to be full and luscious so late Spring was the perfect time for their wedding!
Many people, when booking their venue, do not think about how seasons will affect the landscape. I always make sure to show brides and their families pictures from previous years so they can see what a huge difference a few weeks can make. For instance, an early April wedding may have vines that are still dormant, while a late April wedding will certainly have green leaves. Just a little tip when venue searching 🙂 You’re welcome.
We just loved the wedding day of this fireman and his sweet lady!
Brittany’s bridal gown was a beautiful, form fitting mermaid with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice was covered in delicate lace while the trumpeted bottom was thick, sheer tulle. “I’m definitely not a ballgown kind of girl”, she said. During the ceremony Brittany wore a cascading, cathedral veil that was quite the show stopper!
Her bridesmaids were all wearing different, floor length dark blue dresses. It is such a smart idea to let your bridesmaids pick their own dress. Designate a color swatch and material at your favorite bridal boutique and designate a length (if you want) then let your girls choose what looks best with their body type. No bridal party is one size fits all. Plus, it’s not a bad thing if your girls want to wear the dress again…
Now for the groom. Eric and his fireman buddies wanted to be comfortable. They sweat enough when fighting off fires! It was decided for a laid back look of khaki pants, a white dress shirt, suspenders and a dark blue bow tie.
The reception was awesome with plenty of dancing, drinking, smiling and laughing. Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be like? Yea, yea it is. The wedding is great, but the reception is where they all let loose and celebrate the bride and groom!