At the beginning of January a friend and fellow photographer, Shannon, posted about her clients needing to cancel their wedding. They had just found out that Erick, the groom, was very sick and they couldn't afford both a wedding and his aggressive treatments. Upon hearing the news, Shannon desperately wanted to do something to help. So she enlisted the help of Facebook and reached out to vendor friends seeing if they could possibly donate their time, services or art to help make Erick and Jennifer's dream wedding, not a cancelation, but a reality.
What happened next was simply unbelievable. What Shannon coined as "Let's Give Them A Wedding" went viral and wedding industry peers from New England, across the country and even across the globe began pouring in offering to donate their services. They, like Shannon, were deeply moved by Erick and Jennifer's story and wanted to do whatever they could to help. It was simply amazing to watch what started out as a simple "plea" on Facebook, in a matter of days turn into something so much bigger.
Before Shannon had a date nailed down I offered to assist and second shoot if she needed anyone. Knowing that she had hundreds of other photographers offering the same thing, I waited for Shannon to make her choice for the team that would be best suited to her style and for Erick and Jennifer's needs. I was absolutely floored and honored when Shannon contacted me to see if I was available. I was overwhelmed to be a part of something so special and I immediately jumped on board. Along with the talented Steph Stevens we rounded out the photography team. There was also an amazing team of videographers, Jeff Brouillet Films, capturing the day as well. Check out the incredible day of video here.
If you'd like to read more about Erick and Jennifer's story you can click here. And if you'd like to see Shannon's take of the day, make sure to head on over to her blog to see her beautiful images. For the most part, I'd like the images to do the talking so I'll leave you with Jennifer and Erick's lovely day at the incredible and graciousWillowdale Estate. If you'd like to see the list of amazing vendors from the day, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post.
Jennifer and Erick, I was honored to have been a small part of such an amazing and moving experience. I hope that you were blessed beyond measure and had a day more magical than anything you could have imagined. Your love is infectious and it is a joy to witness and I'm so glad that your day wasn't canceled. Instead it was a beautiful reality!!Organizer and Lead Photographer : Shannon Grant
Venue: Willowdale Estate
Event Design & Coordination: Whim Events
Videography: Jeff Brouillet Films
DJ: Scott Rosenthal of Cape Tunes
Photobooth: The Danger Booth
Rentals: Petersons Party Center
Officiant: Kathie Nutter
Bridal Dress: Velace Bridal
Custom Cake Topper : Danielle De Luna