LINDSEY + CHRIS | SANTARELLA ESTATE WEDDING
The couple woke at the top of a silo made of gingerbread shingles built by gnomes (obviously). Leaving the bed unmade, they began their days in separate rooms of this quaint and jolly compound, beautifying and gathering themselves. When ready, they had requested to first see one another a few miles away at a rendezvous spot along the Appalachian trail. I found it so symbolic to the nature of this day. Here is this dauntingly long trail with twists and turns and new surprises around every bend, and everyone who enters is in for a highly transformative experience. Kinda like marriage. These two have been on that trail for years (figuratively), and to hop on it physically at mile marker 1538.2 along Main Rd. in Tyringham, MA on this day symbolized what a little speck of time the wedding really is while on the trail of a lifelong relationship. The significance becomes so enormous and subtle simultaneously. Like dropping hefty Google map pins along the greatest moments of your life, so it will always be remembered. It's the ceremony in the forest and both moms hugging each other all day. It's the infinite power of sparkling rose, a picnic table BBQ, and a self-made playlist dance party that kicks the shit out of 95% of the human DJ's one typically finds at weddings. Not to mention the lipstick cheeked pillow fight back in the silo at the end of the night. These are the things that made this pin drop perfect. And when they make it to the end of the trail in Maine, they look at each other, smile, and turn right back around to Georgia.