This past week my Grandpa passed away after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. He was an extraordinary person who lived an extraordinary life; a Southerner from the Great State of Kentucky; a Navy man, a car builder, a business owner, a pilot, a cat guy, a Domino player, a ballroom dancer, an RVer, a waterskier, a hubby, a stargazer, an adrenaline junkie and as classy as they come. As heartbroken as I am to part ways with him, I am also incredibly thankful for having known him.
I deliberated writing such a personal post on Wedding Style File, especially one that is sad, since everything — all the pictures, products, ideas and inspiration — I try to find for you are lovely and delightful, just like a wedding should be. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized just how personal this project has become. It’s not just about sharing suggestions for a killer cookie bar or ombre effect bridesmaid dresses, but collaborating with people who are just as nuts about weddings as I am. Brides, bloggers, photographers, bakers and hat makers! Many of you I’ve been privileged to actually meet or connect with by e-mail or Twitter. I have been so touched by your messages of love, warmth and support, and wanted to say thank you, on behalf of my entire family.
I also realized (after about 5 seconds) that my Grandpa was more lovely and delightful than anything I could ever hope to share with you on Wedding Style File.
So this one’s for you Grandpa. I am so proud of you, and will love and remember you always.
Bouquet of Roses, Ranunculus, Hydrangea, assorted foliage and Goldenrod, the State Flower of Kentucky.
My old Kentucky home, goodnight.