A fairytale. This lovely couple married at the club where they met through a reluctant introduction by their mothers. Their guests enjoyed an Adirondack retreat weekend with tennis, hiking, golf and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the club. All punctuated by perfect weather and relaxed smiles.
The couple was gracious and kind from the beginning of the planning process and right through the Wedding day. Often saying, “whatever you think is best Mim, we trust you—you do this all of the time.”
Embarrassingly, during their speech of the friends and family they wanted to thank for making their relationship and day possible they mentioned Mim, who at the time smiled back and nodded—but felt like crawling under the dining table. Not that I’m shy, but I feel a job well done from a planner is a humble and invisible one.
After being intimately involved in hundreds of weddings, I have a personal theory that the success of a marriage can often be gauged by how the couple treats each other and those closest to them on the intensity of the wedding day. During the sunny ceremony, just before the pronouncement, one of the bridesmaids passed out, right to the grass in front of 236 people. The old adage, “the show must go on,” did not apply here. The couple rushed to her side, both kneeling in the grass to come to her aid. Not even remotely upset about this distraction, but deeply concerned for her well being. It was beautiful to witness the grace of what could have been viewed as a debacle. That being said these very kind two have a future as bright and clear as their wedding day.
For the record, the three doctors at the Wedding had come to her aid--the bridesmaid had low blood sugar, low blood pressure, and was standing in the sun with locked knees (standing wedding attendees be warned). After an hour rest she rejoined the party!
Mimi Wacholder, Founder and Principal Consultant