I have to start out by saying that Leslie is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! She and Darrin were living in Florida right up until the wedding, so I had never met Leslie until about a week before the big day. I could tell from all of our email correspondence that she was sweet, but when we sat in Starbucks chatting about the final details, I realized just how down to earth and truly wonderful Leslie is. It wasn’t 5 minutes before she was asking about Opie (which made my day because he is my pride and joy), so I got out my phone to show her recent pictures. We both sat there squealing over his cuteness like little school girls!
A few days after we met, Hurricane Ike swept through Cincinnati [ yes I know I am WAY behind on blogging ] and I was worried about how it was going to affect her wedding day. When I spoke to her on the phone, she didn’t seem the least bit worried about it. The reception venue already told her that they would scrounge up a generator if need be (which they did end up having to do). The wedding day arrived and we were blessed with beautiful weather to compliment the beautiful outdoor wedding Leslie had planned at Sharon Woods Heritage Village.
At one point, Leslie’s bridesmaids asked her how her feet were holding up in her high heels. She responded, “They are totally numb, but I don’t even care because I’m married!” Her happiness was so infectious and made for a day filled with so much love and joy.
This day was extra special for Donny and I because when we got home from shooting, our electricity was back on after a week of being off!
Leslie & Darrin ~ You both were a joy to work with and we wish you all the best. Enjoy your new home and new life together – finally, right? :):)