Perri & Neil have a love story like no other! I remember the first time I met them back in August ’09 I could just tell there was something special about their love. As we were sitting in Panera they were seriously glowing as they told me their story. I left our meeting feeling so uplifted and excited to be a part of their wedding. It would take quite a long time to write out their whole story, but the short and sweet version is that they met online, they fell fast and hard for each other, and now Neil is moving his whole life here (he is originally from the UK) to be with Perri and take care of Perri’s daughter Paige. God definitely has His hand in their relationship and there is no denying that Perri & Neil are absolutely perfect for each other.
Neil is showing off his snazzy cuff links that Perri got for him
“For all of our moments in time…September 11, 2010”
Perri was moved to tears over her gift from Neil
Meet sweet Paige
This part of the ceremony was very emotional. Paige was wheeled up and there was an entire part of the ceremony dedicated to her & the beginning of their new family. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the chapel!
Neil’s father is deceased and his mother could not make the flight over, but Perri & Neil wanted to honor them during the ceremony, so they put a picture of them on the pew. I thought that was pretty creative 🙂
I’m not even a flower girl, but I was blown away by these! I just love the colors…plus I’m a sucker for anything purple.
Their reception was was more like a fancy dinner/cocktail party complete with a 4 course traditional “English” meal. The French House was the perfect location and the grounds were beautiful to say the least!
Donny and I have several great memories from this day, but there are two in particular to stand out to me. The first was when Perri spoke before the official toasts and took the time to thank everyone who played a part in making the whole day come together. We are very fortunate to be treated like guests (rather than vendors) at most of the weddings we shoot, but this was the first time we were officially recognized and thanked in front of all of the guests and that really meant a lot to us. The second was the conversation we had with Perri’s dad right before we left. He was just gushing over Perri & Paige and life Perri has made for herself and her daughter over the last 13 years. He is so proud of all the obstacles she has overcome to get to where she is today and it was really heart warming to hear his stories and see how much he loves his daughter and granddaughter.
Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your special day and we look forward hearing all about your second wedding in Neil’s country as well as attending his official “homecoming” party when the move is final.
~ Kelly & Donny
Hair : West Side Salon (stylist – Donna Osborn)
Flowers: Nature Nook Floral Center
Cake: Maribelle Cakery
Wedding: Norman Chapel
Reception: French House