My BEST Friends Wedding xo

Do you remember that moment, when you looked up and connected eyes for the first time...with your soulmate?  I sure do.  Summer before Kindergarden, circa: forever ago, I joined my first organized sports team, terrified to be partnered up with a gross boy - and there she was, the most beautiful red headed 4 year old in the world!  And I have had the pleasure to call her my best friend for over 25 years.  Her recent adventure to Hawaii with her Mr. Smith is the furthest geographical distance we have ever had between us.  Here is a Lace and Lilies tribute to the kindest, most uplifting, not-afraid-to-take-chances and live her best life, friend.  

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When Alyse and Matt told us they were engaged, we knew we would be a part of their quaint, laid back, spiritual celebration!  The details, perfectly represented their love story.  The wedding took place in the Smith family's backyard, the most unique, loving and personalized ceremony, dinner served from a food truck, and dancing all night in the grass...with no shoes on!  If only we could do it all over again...

The Bride's dress, a BHLDN blush, strapless dress - with a personalized heart sewn into the back, from her late father's blue tie.  The Groom, complimenting her in a sharp grey suit.  The flowers, a bouquet of baby's breath, with a touch of pink astilbe.  The bouquet wrap, another piece of her father's tie...just the perfect thing to be holding onto, while walking down the aisle.

We adored the little nuggets walking so wide-eyed down the aisle!  

When planning a wedding, there can be so many decisions and people to think about along the way.  What I really admire most, is that Matt and Alyse never let that get to them.  Their love was always present and everyone could see it!

A gorgeous day, for the loves in my life!  We were so happy to have celebrated their love with great family and friends!  Weddings are a part of our everyday lives, but it is not everyday that the couple is so close to our hearts!  Cheers to a lifetime of adventures together, your young spirits and passion for living a good life - inspire us everyday!

A special thanks to One O.A.K. Photography for the perfect photographs, Citrus Salon for the hair, and Steele the Spotlight for the killer make up!