//LOVE STORIES TV EXCLUSIVE REVEAL//
Patrick and Tracy first met at a wedding, and now they’re married, which is further proof that weddings are the BEST. Their wedding video by Key Moment is guaranteed to make you cry. Watch the full film below, and then read our interview with Tracy for the sweet proposal story and her No. 1 piece of advice for future brides and grooms.
The Love Story:
Pat and I met in the Bahamas at my cousin’s wedding. We were matched up (purposely) as bridesmaid and groomsmen to walk down the aisle. We never met before and were introduced the night before the wedding at the welcome party. We came home the following Wednesday and went on our first date that Friday.
How did Pat propose?
I went to my parent’s house for the weekend over the summer because Pat was supposed to be away at a Bachelor party and as I drove up with my mom to my childhood home, he was waiting in the driveway and proposed right there. We walked into the house and all of our immediate family was waiting in the kitchen to celebrate! Even my brother, sister-in-law, and niece flew in from Chicago. We went to dinner to celebrate and all of my cousins, aunts, and uncles (many who flew in from Florida) were there to continue to the celebration. So many surprises.
You reception is so beautiful! How did you choose the venue?
My mom went to an event at the Flagler Museum just months before and could not stop talking about how stunning the location is. I have been traveling to Florida my whole life and never visited the Museum. We saw a beach-y venue in the Florida Keys and drove 5 hours up to Palm Beach to check it out with Pat and our moms. When we walked into the glass pavilion we immediately knew that it had everything we wanted, including the gorgeous Royal Poinciana Chapel next door with a waterfront setting.
How did you find your videographer and what made you choose them?
We hired the talented Heather Lowenthal at Posh Parties to plan our wedding. We knew we definitely wanted a videographer and the first people on her list were Mary and Jamie at Key Moments Films. I followed them on social media and noticed that they have this amazing ability to get gorgeous footage and string it together to create these amazing yet personal films. We didn’t even look into any other companies. Mary and Jamie were absolutely unbelievable. They have this amazing disarming way about them that made them feel like family. They jumped in feet first and became apart of the wedding party. I didn’t even know that they were there!
What was the most unexpected part of your wedding day?
Honestly…. both of us were so surprised about how much FUN we had during the whole wedding weekend! We literally did not worry or stress about anything! It was so unreal to see everyone who we love from different aspects and times of our lives join together to celebrate.
What was your favorite part of your wedding journey?
Obviously, there were so many little aspects that were amazing but I absolutely loved having a “first look” with Pat. Because of daylights savings time, we needed to take pictures beforehand to get the sunlight and it took me a while to come around to the idea. But by doing the first look, we were able to get all of the nerves out of the way and we were able to enjoy the ceremony without feeling overwhelmed. It was just Pat and me…able to laugh and soak the whole day in together.
What’s your #1 piece of advice for future brides and grooms?
Not to sweat the small stuff. Guests are going to cancel last minute, the weather is unpredictable, and there are a million things that you cannot control. If you recognize that early you will be able to fully enjoy the whole wedding weekend.
Anything else our viewers should know?
No one remembers the flowers…everyone remembers a great band. Fill the dance floor, not the centerpieces!
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