In a cabin near a river she sat bathed in window light and gazed into the mirror. She fidgeted with her hands as the stylist worked on her hair, perfectly curling each strand. As all of the well-planned details fell into place, it was impossible not to worry. They had created a day full of meaning, meant to ensure that their loved guests, family, and bridal party would enjoy every minute. With that came all of the expected pre-wedding stress and jitters.

It wasn’t until later. When she saw Nelson standing in a pine grove on the banks of the river that brought them together, that she could breathe deeply. This was their place, his arms her home.

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