Well, holy wow what an adventure August has been! After 206 days apart, William returned to the states on August 3 and we reunited just a week before our wedding. In between wrapping up wedding planning, William flew to Florida to pick up his daughter and we spent the week enjoying family time and pre-wedding festivities.
We said “We Do!” on August 11 before God surrounded by our best friends and family and it was the most perfect day full of lots of laughs and overwhelming happy tears. The rain somehow stayed away and we got to be outside in the woods like we always pictured under the arch my Daddy and brother built together. Our close family friend, TomTom, led the most heartfelt, perfect ceremony and we all got through our speaking with minimal sobbing (kinda lol). All of our DIY decorations came to life and looked just how I pictured them in my head. I was gifted with my first daughter and my partner in parenthood for life. God knew exactly what He was doing when He led me to William and our Mila girl. I am so thankful for this life! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my days as Brittany Nicole Stanley.
The day after our wedding, William took our Mila back, and then we headed to the airport the next night for our honeymoon. After 6 flights, 2 delays, and 3 lost luggage bags, we made it to Croatia in about 30 hours 🤣 Despite the chaos, we still made the best of our adventure to Dubrovnik to celebrate being newlyweds. We even extended our stay an extra night because it was so beautiful there and we thought we owed it to ourselves to be in a city for more than 3 days!
The next week, we arrived in Italy and officially moved into our new home outside of Vicenza. We will be living there for the next few years, but I will be flying home every few months to shoot weddings and portraits, so don't worry I am still booking for 2018 and 2019, y'all! Thank you for all of the patience and support during this whirlwind of a chapter. I am so thankful to have such a strong Beehive behind my business and can't wait to see where this life takes us!
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