The Grateful Wed, and a Locker Room Switcheroo

The best moments are the ones you frame, but the difficult ones matter, too. In our real weddings series, we ask couples to share their wedding highs and lows.

Photography by @elliekoleen.

John & Bethany
From Fresno, CA
Married March 30, 2019, Fresno, CA


Honestly, as cheesy as it sounds, the best thing about our wedding day was just the love we felt for each other, and for our family and friends. It was overwhelming. I’ve never been more grateful for what I have than on my wedding day.

“I’ve never been more grateful for what I have than on my wedding day.”


Not realizing, until the night before the wedding, that my bridesman wouldn’t be able to get ready with the other bridesmaids in the women’s locker room at the venue because (duh) he’s a man. Luckily, after some scrambling, we arranged to switch locations with the groomsmen and found a new place for them to get ready. Not a big deal under any other circumstances, but not exactly what you want to deal with the night before your wedding.


Dress by David’s Bridal.
Rose Suit by The Black Tux.
Dresses by Azazie.
Light Grey Suits by The Black Tux.


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Photographer: Ellie Koleen Photography; Venue, Caterer: Belmont Country Club; Florist: Kiku Floral; Baker: Sweet Treats by Bethany; DJ: ITC Entertainment.

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