Sara + Bill :: wedding story
SARA JAYNES + BILL RUIZ :: MARRIED AT TRE BELLA, MESA ARIZONA
Every wedding is unique in some detail or experience. Every wedding has its very own specialness. Every wedding offers its own level of emotions & expressions of love. But Sara & Bill’s wedding this Valentine’s Day was a first experience for me in one very special way.
I met with Sara late last year for our consult & knew right away that she’d experienced her own kind of hell some time not in the too distant past. Her hair was cut in a very short style & the port on her chest was not easily disguised. At first, I struggled to find much level of excitement from her discussing wedding day details. After a while she explained to me why; Sara has been diagnosed with a late stage cancer that even with treatment offers a bleak future. One can only imagine how hard it would be to find excitement in wedding planning when planning a treatment schedule & balancing a busy home life takes priority.
Nevertheless, the wedding day was a beautiful celebration in a subtle way. The soft details of her wedding gown to the simple elegance of red roses made for a very romantic setting. The overall tone was one of commemoration in spite of circumstance. Sara & Bill spent their evening with close friends & family, focusing not on Sara’s diagnosis, but on the union & love that brought them together before any rumor of cancer touched their lives. For that reason – the gracefulness, the romance & the compassion of the evening – this wedding was an experience for me that I will cherish.The talents that brought this together: venue: Tre Bella Wedding & Events dress: Mariee Gallery florals: Blume Events caterer: Jacs Catering baker: Phoenix Cake Co
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