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Sarah & Mike

Sarah’s Dad Was a Man of Few Words

It served him well as it was hard to get a word in edgewise –given the strong and enthusiastic women in his family. So when Mike proposed marriage to Sarah, their household erupted in overwhelming celebratory cheers and then they rolled up their sleeves and got down to the business of planning a wedding on their beautiful farm nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains near Gordonsville, Virginia.

Doug muttered a few words here and there as Sarah and her mom sat at their kitchen table discussing color schemes and horse themes for the Derby weekend wedding. He silently agreed to plans and directives for chairs, tents, donut trucks and fireworks. He constructed boxes for table centerpieces from reclaimed barn wood, attaching horseshoes in keeping with the venue. He ensured the entire yard was perfectly coifed.

But, it wasn’t until he walked Sarah down the aisle that Doug was truly speechless. A loving father giving his precious daughter in marriage … there are no words to describe that feeling.