This wedding blog, our Senior Event Coordinator Handley shares her memories from a special August wedding…
Liza & Freddy were married at Windwood this August. From the moment I met Liza and Freddy, I knew that they were a special couple. Liza was a member of the Auburn Equestrian Team so it was only natural that she choose Windwood as her wedding venue. Through the planning process, not only did we form a friendship but I developed an enormous amount of admiration for the love the two of them shared. On the wedding day the couple wanted to do a “first look.” Most couples that get married at Windwood choose to do a first look, and usually as I watch them embrace I get sentimental. But Liza and Freddy’s “first look” was different. We did their first look on the road alongside the rolling hills and horse paddocks, and as I fluffed Liza’s gown and she approached Freddy I found myself just grinning from ear to ear. I was so excited for this couple! And then something happened… Freddy turned around and saw Liza and she squealed and immediately hugged him and said “I can’t wait to marry you.” Y’all I can’t describe the giant tears that formed in my eyes and the feeling that was felt by those observing this moment. Even though its a simple sentence, that sentence right there is what a wedding is all about. It was very refreshing.
Sadly, Liza’s father passed a few years ago and therefore was not able to be with them on the wedding day. A note found on his office desk was put on the back of the ceremony programs. Other sentimental touches were sprinkled throughout. The love of both of these families made the day absolutely incredible. As guests arrived, one of our Windwood riders jumped a few jumps to pay tribute to Liza’s equestrian side. The toasting goblets were Liza’s parents’ and Freddy’s cousin sang “Oh Tonight” for the first dance. To say the least, a good time was had by everyone in attendance!
From everyone here at Windwood, we wish the couple a lifetime of love and happiness!
All images Arden Photography