For Grace and Lachlan, their love story was woven right into the fabric of their childhood neighborhood. Living just houses apart, they navigated their adolescent years on Cliffwood Street before a chance meeting initiated by Grace’s father happened over “burger night” at nearby Firefly Pub. They began dating and attended prom together. Lach headed to college and so did Grace two years later. They were attending different colleges, studying abroad in different parts of the world, learning and growing, meeting new friends but something always remained constant – each other.
Their wedding weekend was full of activities that occurred all around “The Loop”. A connection of points along neighboring roads that made a circle starting and ending at their childhood addresses. These places represent their love and their families. A Friday night group swim at Bullard Woods, followed by a welcome picnic at Tanglewood, a group run around the loop the morning of the wedding, the ceremony in Lach’s childhood backyard, their reception in Grace’s barn, and a Sunday morning yoga class taught by Grace under the tent all made a complete circle starting and ending on Cliffwood Street.
A walk down memory lane
Grace and Lach chose to honor their roots in a way that touched the hearts of everyone who knows them. Their wedding ceremony was the most adorable (Lach even wore the bow tie he wore to their senior prom). Immediately following the ceremony was a series of toasts. Ten 2-minute speeches by friends and family was a true testament to Grace and Lach’s personalities and showcased the deep bonds they’ve formed throughout their lives.Their wedding was a celebration of not just their love for each other, but also their shared history.
The highlight of the day was the procession to the reception down the very street where Grace and Lach had grown up side by side. Hand in hand, followed by their loved ones, they walked down Cliffwood toward Grace’s childhood home for the party! Neighbors came out cheering, holding signs, making music and singing. It was a moment that bridged their past and present. The barn reception on Cliffwood was everything I imagined it would be. So many personal touches, local florals arranged by Crocus Hale and the most warm and inviting families that officially just became one. The signature drink of the evening was the “Bees Knees,” they served grilled cheese from the Airstream and guests enjoyed Poke Bowls and salads.
This perfectly planned wedding and the weather contributed to that relaxed summer day for their guests they had dreamed of.
I can’t stop thinking about how beautifully connected I feel to the Ellrodt and Tobias families. I’ve known Grace and her family for some time now (I’ve always admired her mom in my workout classes) and am in awe of their kindness, generosity, and genuineness that you can feel as soon as you meet them. Grace and Lach even walked to my house a few days before their wedding to deliver “preemptive thank you flowers” and it was a complete coincidence that the entire TMP team was having a summer cocktail in my backyard. Are you serious?!?! <3 I am so grateful to have been the one to capture this one of a kind wedding!
We adore you!! Congratulations!