Two is better than one. Marriage, at its core, is a simple thing. It is two people’s decision to act as a unit; to share their lives and responsibilities. It is riding the ups and the downs with a co-pilot. It’s the idea that two heads are better than one.
Tyler, the brother of the groom, eloquently expanded on this when giving his toast. He talked about his brother Mason’s decision to marry Demi, and how it meant that he was gaining a permanent partner, and that two would always better than one. Their little team (including their adorable two year old son, Maddox) had been had already experienced its share of hardship in the last year. Each toast mentioned their experiences directly, but the overall theme was one of togetherness, support, and the love of their community.
AJ and I were so touched to hear about their experiences, but were struck by a specific theme within each family member’s description: the central point was not the devastation of what they had experienced. The family’s focus was purely about how Demi and Mason came together as a family and built themselves back up. It’s been said that people’s character is defined by how they handle tragedy, and it was clear that that this was a newly-minted family that could overcome any hardship.
Tyler continued, however, in a way that really touched us. In his final few sentences, he looked out across the 100+ members of family and friends seated at the tables and said to Demi and Mason, “you may have decided that two is better than one. But it’s not just two. It’s everyone in this room, and it always will be.”
Demi and Mason, thank you for allowing us into your lives in such an emotional, joyus, heartfelt time. We truly loved meeting your friends and family and seeing the love and support that surrounds you both.
Holly & AJ
Venue & Catering | LIGHTHOUSE COUNTRY CLUB
DJ | BRYNE ROCK
Dress | MAGGIE SOTTERO
Videography | LADYBIRD STUDIOS