Oh, where do we begin with these two?! From the moment we met with them for coffee one year ago to talk about their Blackstone Country Club wedding, we knew their big day would be the perfect way to kick off our new season — and it was. Charles is an Army officer who’s served multiple tours overseas and is highly decorated and respected. You’d only know that from his uniform, though, because he’s so humble about the sacrificial service to his country. We are so thankful for him, and the men and women just like him. Then there’s Lindsey, the joyful journalist. She’s covered some of the biggest stories in her market (including the Pope’s visit) and always has a big, bright smile on her face. Her wedding day was no different. Despite a rain-filled forecast in the week leading up to Saturday, she was joyful and optimistic (two of her hallmarks); and even when tents had to be ordered for the ceremony and reception, and sporadic microbursts DUMPED RAIN on all of us, she stayed so positive. We tell people all the time that wedding days rise and fall on the attitude of the woman in the white dress. In the face of curveballs, friends, this wedding was one of our happiest yet.
The best part? Just before the ceremony, the sun peeked out and gave us the golden Arizona sunset that we’ve know and love. It was like nature couldn’t help but smile back at a bride who smiled so bright. To boot, during portraits, Lindsey and Charles presented Jordan with a Civil War era saber, a sword Union troops would’ve carried into battle. The grip matches the markings on Charles’ coats and the blade was engraved with Jordan’s name. We were both stunned by their thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity. It’s a moment (among many that day) that we’ll never forget.
Lindsey and Charles, we love you both so much. Thank you for being something we’ve looked forward to for months and months. It was everything we’d hoped for… and more. You two are more special than you give yourselves credit for, because you have more goodness in you than most will ever know. Enjoy your time on the basking on the warm beaches of that island far, far away. If anyone deserves it, it’s you. Here are just a few of our favorite highlights.
the creative team
coordinator: Samantha Langlois • Blackstone Country Club
floral design: Flower Bar
venue: Blackstone Country Club
Bride’s dress: Lillian Lottie • Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka • Bridesmaid’s dresses: wedding ton way • dj: SKM Entertainment • groom’s ring: Jared • groom’s suit/tuxedo: marlow white • hair: hair by emily hughes • invitations: kelly hoke • makeup: creme de la makeup • officiant: matt nathanson