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Monday Musings | Gratitude


Monday Musings, Personal




I am so very grateful. Looking back on the past few weeks of my life, I truly cannot believe the overwhelming support and love that we have received on our wedding day. I am overwhelmed with gratitude towards all of the Wedding Vendors, friends, and family members who worked tirelessly to make our special day a reality!

Today’s Monday Musings post is dedicated to all of them. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Huey + Natalie // A Love Story Seven Years in The Making from Josh Gooden on Vimeo.

To Huey’s Parents: Thank you for offering up your home as the venue for our  wedding and truly hosting one of the most beautiful events that I’ve ever been a part of. I love you both so much and I’m so happy to officially be part of the family!

To Our Families & Friends: Thank you for helping to nurture our relationship over the past seven years. Thank you for spending hours, days, and weeks, helping us to prepare for the big day! Thank you for playing a part in our wedding day and thank you for supporting us in the years that are to come! We love you more than words will ever adequately express!

To Krista and Sara, my Bayside Besties: Thank you for helping me to craft and DIY every little aspect of the day! I would have been lost without you and your Martha Stewart-like abilities always astound me! Thank you Krista for designing our Save the Dates, Invitations, Programs, Menus, and Escort Cards. Thank you Sara for hand painting all of the table numbers and for spending hours glittering details with me, painting votives, and adding a little sparkle to the world!

Charlotte Jarrett: Thank you for helping me navigate the waters of wedding planning! Thank you for listening to my crazy ideas and for handling everything the day of our wedding! I loved getting to enjoy just “being the bride” and knowing that everything was going to be handled with your expertise and guidance!

And an extra thank you to all of our friends and family members that celebrated with us from afar! I woke up the morning of my wedding to a video message from Liz and Ryan (who were in Rehobeth shooting a wedding of their own!) and numerous texts, tweets, messages, and emails! Huey and I have felt so incredibly loved over these past few weeks… And we will always remember your support!

Our AMAZING Wedding Vendors:
Florals | Katie of Petal and Print
Dress | Designer: Jim Hjelm – Boutique: Garnish Boutique
Shoes: Kate Spade
Hairpiece: Twigs and Honey 
Coordination & Design: | Charlotte Jarrett Events
Hair & Makeup | Behind the Veil Beauty 
DJ | Dan of Premier DJ Services 
Cinematographer | Josh Gooden
Photography | Katelyn James Photography
Cake | Caroline’s Caramel Cake 
Cupcakes | Kupcakes & Co 
Catering | Main Ingredient  
Groomsmen | JOS A. Banks – Grey Suits
Invitations | Krista A. Jones 
Officiant | Rev. Laura Cannon of Divine Transformation 
Tent | Sperry Tents 
Rentals | Rentals to Remember 
Vintage Rentals | 2hands studios 
Transportation | Limo’s Inc 
Bridesmaids Gifts | Robes from Plum Pretty Sugar 
Photo Booth | Booth Love MD

And a giant THANK YOU to all of our amazing wedding professionals who made our day a reality! Thank you, thank you, thank you! As someone who knows how much hard work goes into the behind the scenes aspects of the day… I am eternally grateful for everything that you have done! To all the couples getting married in the area – The folks above have my highest recommendation as professionals and friends that I trust! They are amazing!

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust

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  1. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings}

    June 10th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Amazing. Beautiful. I’m crying. Just… Yours and Huey’s love story is one for the record and fairytale books, Natalie. Truly. It’s something I think us single gals look up to and dream of. I know I do! I’m so happy for you and Huey!! I’m so happy you’re finally Mrs. Hayes!! I know it was a dream come true for both of you!! xoxoxo

  2. Dani

    June 10th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful, beautiful video.

  3. Lee Morton

    June 10th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Beautiful love story – incredible job by Josh. Loved all the details, the beautiful words in your letter… 🙂

  4. Kate

    June 10th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    beautiful video!!! can’t wait to see more. Congrats!!

  5. Nichols Portraits

    June 10th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    What a beautiful video! Amazing!

  6. Liz and Ryan

    June 10th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Ahhhh! We love you Natalie! 😉 XOXOXOXO!!!

  7. Krista A. Jones

    June 10th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Yay love this! And we had so much fun helping pull all the little details together. Even if Sara and I were running around like crazy people the morning of the wedding 🙂

    This video is absolutely perfect!

  8. tPoz

    June 10th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I mean really – could you be any happier!? perfection.

  9. Annamarie

    June 10th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Awhh Natalie this is SO beautiful!! Congratulations again!

  10. Lauren C

    June 10th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Your smile just says it all. Absolutely gorgeous.

  11. Isabelle

    June 10th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Amazing work yo!

  12. Sara Metzger

    June 13th, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Just love you so much! And I was more than happy to help out such a wonderful person 🙂 And Josh, this video was so amazing!!

  13. Carrie Logan

    June 13th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    LOVE this 🙂 So so incredibly beautiful.

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    June 18th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

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  15. Hannah Morse

    September 23rd, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I just watched the video, I love it so much. I totally just cried!

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