Weatherlea Farm Ellie + Tim
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable." ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
I love this quote by C.S. Lewis. In order to feel love, you must be vulnerable. It starts with the touch of a hand, the tender feel of a kiss. It comes sometimes when we least expect it. Ellie and Tim were married on September 6, 2014. They held their wedding reception at Weatherlea Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. They chose Weatherlea Farm because they fell in love with the barn, but just as importantly, they fell in love with Pamela and Malcolm. They loved Pamela and Malcolm's warm personality, which made them feel like more than just a number.
Ellie and Tim met in March 2012. They were both seeing a personal trainer who felt they would be good for each other. Both had decided to take a break from dating and were a bit resistant at first. They each individually told their trainer, Bill, that they would only consider going on an occasional date for dinner or to a movie. They didn't want anything serious. It starts with a touch of the hand, a kiss goodnight. It becomes that moment when you just know you were meant to be together. These occasional dinner dates turned into their wedding on September 6, 2014!
Tim proposed to Ellie on the night of the winter solstice, "We both dread the dark of that day but always look forward to it, because it means that the days ahead are just going to keep getting longer. He talked about how much light we brought to each other's lives and he wanted it to be forever." Then he asked her to marry him.
It was hot on their wedding day! Hot! Hot! Hot! and humid!!! And it was filled with thunderstorms! But everyone stuck it out and had a great time. "Some good friends of ours agreed to sing and play piano at our ceremony and would not tell us what they were going to sing.They chose a Bruce Springsteen song, 'Ïf I Should Fall Behind'. It was perfect. The song will remain the most memorable gift of all."
Ellie's advice to future brides:
" Relax! There is no such thing as perfection. A gust of wind blew over a 3 foot tall floral display onto the cake, but so what? There was still plenty of cake to serve and it makes for a great story."
Ellie chose Events by Dragonfly as her florist. She loved her flowers! They were just as she wanted. Clean, simple and beautiful.
It was an honor to shoot Ellie and Tim's wedding. Congratulations guys. Your wedding was magical. I wish you many years of happiness.