I remember the day that Julia and I first chatted on the phone about her upcoming wedding to the love of her life, Taylor. In the first ten minutes, I felt like this woman could have been a lifelong friend. We shared the same sense of humor, the same love of laughing and the same view on weddings. She wanted to find a storyteller for her day, rather than someone who would conduct a photo shoot.
I guess she called the right girl because I am all about telling a story.
George Strait was playing in the hotel room while the guys did their last final touches on their dapper look, drank beer and ate some pizza. The laughter and jokes made me feel right at home. These were definitely people that I could be myself around. The same feeling flooded through me when I met up with the girls in a Palo Alto AirBnb. Julia had all of her ladies come with her from England to be there for her wedding day. Taylor was from the United States and while he had been living in London for years with Julia, he made sure to keep up with his connections with all of his favorite people in America.
The stage for their union was set at the beautiful Mountain Terrace. How appropriate that the two would come back to Taylor’s home state of California to celebrate under the grand California redwoods. Julia looked absolutely stunning in her Pronovias gown. The second Taylor saw her walking down that lawn to him, as hard as he tried those tears fell.
How amazing is love? How amazing is the world? Think about it…. These two were literally born on two different continents and still managed to find each other.
If you are wondering if your soul mate is out there… don’t worry. They just might be on another continent waiting for the universe to connect you to each other. And yes, they will agree with you that “Come and Get your Love” by Redbone is the ultimate first dance song.