Belle of the Ball, Emmy
You wouldn't know that just hours before holding this bouquet she held the hands of her soon-to-be father in-law as he lay in the ICU. You wouldn't know that she and her fiancé were forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of their lives on their wedding day; to continue the festivities as planned even though the groom's father was struck (and nearly killed) by a car early that morning while crossing the street. I'm reminded often of this bride and how resilient she was her entire wedding day. Beauty aside, this is the reason why she graces the home page of my website. She was, and still is, the epitome of the Belle of the Ball, ballroom wedding and all. In a graceful manner she carried on as the strong and beautiful woman she was under immense pressure. I love that the locket on her bouquet holds the photo of her husband, as a baby. Truth is, she carried him, as a man, that day with her love. What a testament to their relationship and the beginning of their lives together as one.