The Surprise That This Bride Never Saw Coming

Woodsy weddings are inherently romantic. There’s something magical about being under towering trees with your loved ones. Add a babbling creek, a historic inn, and Portia and Desmond’s incredible style, and you have an unforgettable vintage-meets-French-chateau-meets-shabby-chic wedding. We also love the dreamy pastel tones captured oh-so-beautifully by Emily Delamater.
But, the most unforgettable part for Portia? "There were so many special moments," she said, "but my favorite is when my husband surprised me by serenading me during our reception. He has a beautiful, full voice but he never sings publicly, so it was truly touching that he shared his voice with me on our special day in front of all our family and friends. With a few of his friends playing the guitar, banjo, and tambourine, he walked me over to the dance floor, sat me down, and sang 'You Send Me' by Otis Redding. I was trying not to tear up the whole time. He blew me and everyone else away!"
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