“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”
Excerpt from the poem “Desiderata”
by American writer Max Ehrmann, 1927
Prose befits a wedding day much like a gossamer gown on a bride: beautiful, flowing and inspirational.We thank co-best man Nick for reciting a few lines of “Desiderata” in his reception toast for Elizabeth and Spencer, which for us, turned the moment electric. The poem’s gentle wisdom and soaring guidance seemed absolutely perfect for the charming and gracious couple at the center of the head table. We also knew that the poem had considerable meaning to the groom, who read from it during his proposal and who, serving as a best man himself just about a year ago, invoked its wisdom at Nick’s own wedding.These words have been orbiting this couple for quite some time, so naturally, we wanted let its cheerful message play a part in the Murphys’ Sneak Peek.And, of course, so many fine moments linger with us as we combed through the footage, our way of gathering the story that will frame their full cinematic film. We won’t soon forget the meaningful ceremony at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Brookfield with soaring vocals during the Mass performed by a family friend. We loved Father Reith’s homily advice to the couple, telling them to set an alarm for 25 years from now, and taking the time to really think about their emotions and feelings of that very moment. We even chuckled when he mentioned their wedding video, and how, when they are watching it decades from now, they should not touch the fast forward button, and let it help bring them back to when they pledged their love for each other before family and friends. We couldn’t agree more! :)And what about the moment when the groom and groomsmen climbed atop the party bus? We’re glad they all made it back to the ground in one piece!The elegant Blue Mound Country Club, with its verdant fairways and greens, could not have been more perfect for a summer reception, which started with a receiving line that appeared to include very single one of the guests, each so eager to wish Elizabeth and Spencer a happy marriage. The sea of gorgeous flower arrangements by Esther Fleming were the perfect foil to the venue’s glistening chandeliers and beautiful tablescapes. After the pitch-perfect meal, dark descended and a half moon rose in the sky, and the entire wedding migrated outside to the club’s relaxing patio with a great view of the dancing tent, which few could resist with the irresistible beats supplied by Double Platinum DJ.Throughout the day and night, we marveled at the decorum of this fine couple, who are clearly loved and admired by the many family and friends that surrounded them on their wedding day. We are so honored that they chose Sweet Pea to capture this day for them.Cheers,CindyThe outstanding vendors who helped make this possible: