barefoot on a summer night — nothin’ new is sweeter than with you.
courtney + drew :: married! house of sweden — washington, dc
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holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
girl, i’ve never loved one like you
man, oh man, you’re my best friend, i scream it to the nothingness
there ain’t nothin’ that i need
well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, jesus christ
there ain’t nothin’ please me more than you
let me come home
home is wherever i’m with you
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i’ve always thought that the song people select for their first dance is a kind of window into their relationship — it says a lot about who they are as a couple, what’s important to them, and how they see love, life and each other. courtney + drew danced to home, by edward sharp & the magnetic zeros, and i have to say i haven’t been so moved by a song in very a long time. the lyrics are so honest and meaningful and the tune itself is absolutely irresistible — i heard it for the first time that night and now i listen to it at least once a day (along with the entire album) because it’s simply beautiful.
courtney + drew embody the kind of love that sharp sings about — a solid, true connection to your best friend, a love that puts you at peace and at home no matter where you are. and, really, that’s pretty amazing, just like courtney + drew. i can’t even express how lucky i feel to have been part of their day, witnessing their love, capturing their laughter, and getting to see them surrounded by their family + friends.
the absolutely fabulous house of sweden in dc was the ideal setting for such a fabulous affair. rooftop cocktails overlooking the georgetown waterfront at sunset kicked off the festivities, which continued through the night with fantastic toasts, amazing food, great music, and a little dancing!