I knocked on the dark wood door at the end of the hallway in the Glidden House, and pushed. A flurry of bridesmaids in blue dresses welcomed me in, making sure I saw Danielle’s earrings, shoes, something old, something borrowed, and blue. Especially the blue–which was her grandmother’s pin on her bouquet.
Sean was waiting outside for his first glimpse of Danielle. This would be their only time alone until the end of the night. He waited, facing away from the building, full of anticipation. She swept over the grass, holding her cathedral length veil and a card for him. The explosion of joy and happiness when they finally saw each other was palpable.
We walked over to the Cleveland Museum of Art for some photos with their wedding party. The sky was blue and the shadows were cool. We stopped at George Gund Hall for a quick picture with Sean’s friends. Then it was back to Glidden House for family photos before the ceremony. We finished and Danielle hurried back inside so guests wouldn’t see her.
They made it through the vows without crying too much, and then it was time to stomp on the glass. Everyone clapped as they kissed. Danielle smiled and laughed and cried, and laughed again. Sean took her hand. And I took pictures.
Congratulations, Danielle and Sean!