Mackenzie and Steven are perfect for each other. I knew that as soon as I met them. They can find a reason to smile and to laugh no matter what’s going on around them, and it was such a joy to be there to help plan the wedding of their dreams.
Right off the bat, Mackenzie made it clear that they didn’t want anything fancy; rather, they just wanted a big, casual party where their loved ones could let loose and have fun with them. “I don’t do heels,” she told me when I asked about her dress at our first meeting. “I’d fall flat on my face.” Instead, she opted for glittery sneakers – a fun, lighthearted touch that was so thoroughly Mackenzie.
Every bit of their wedding carried that feeling of lightheartedness, from their ceremony site lemonade stand – lovingly hand-built by Mackenzie’s dad – to their glittery dessert bar (complete with an ombre wedding cake and a Super Mario groom’s cake) and their glowstick grand exit.
Every detail of the wedding was so perfectly their style. They did what they wanted and their wedding turned out to be clearly and authentically them, which can seem so rare in this age of social media-fueled one-upping. When so many couples try to create a magazine-worthy experience, Mackenzie and Steven kept it simple; they just wanted to get married, and to share their joy with their family and friends. It was such a special night.
I’ve never seen a couple that can make each other laugh like Mackenzie and Steven can. Throughout their planning process, they faced each and every source of stress – Mackenzie’s students’ STAAR testing and finals, an unexpected family health scare, and more – with humor and, above all, with love. I can’t think of a more sure sign that their marriage will be a long and happy one.