Friday, November 30, 2012

Chanel + Tanya: Married

The first time I met Chanel and Tanya they came to my home to talk about their wedding. Their visit was not a simple car ride to the next town over--they actually live in North Carolina--but Chanel had gone to Mt. Holyoke College and western Massachusetts was where they wanted to get married. A small wedding with a few friends and family at the intimate Gateways Inn in Lenox.

When we met they brought a laptop to show me photographs of their life in North Carolina. They love to bike, be outdoors, spend time with friends and family, and snuggle with their beloved cats. I asked them why after being together for ten years they decided to get married now. Tanya shared her story of being a cancer survivor and how Chanel was there for her during that difficult time and how much closer they became. She told me how much their relationship meant to her and the significance of them getting married. Needless to say the three of us were sitting on the couch together crying and then laughing and talking more and it was like we had been friends for ages. I knew these ladies loved, laughed and lived their life in such a beautiful way I couldn't wait to capture their day.

Fast forward many months to a beautiful fall day in the Berkshires and these two lovely souls married with friends and family witness to their love. Brett and I felt so fortunate to be a part of their day and to share in the tears and so many laughs. Thank you Chanel and Tanya for choosing me to capture your love, it was the best!

xo,
Sandra
















































Venue: Gateways Inn
Justice of the Peace: Dennis Helmus
Flowers: Forget me not Florist
Cake: Sweetcakes - aprilcbent@gmail.com
Henna: Henna Elements

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