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Happy Birthday, Lisa!

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Lisa has been with our team for less than a year, but it’s already hard to imagine what we would do without her. One of her most important contributions to what we do y’all are familiar with – her wonderful way with introducing the couples you meet on our blog every day. As our “hopeful romantic,” every story is genuinely unique and special to her – and, more often than not, moves her to tears. So in honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up seven of the moments most likely to set off the office waterworks – and interspersed our own little love letter to this gal in between.

Sweet relationships between sisters and moms (like in Abby and Cameron’s wedding by Jess Barfield)

From Nicole: Lisa! I’m happy as a pup with two tails to know you! You’re beautiful inside and out — always seeing the bright side of situations and the best version of other people. You have a knack for making friends almost instantly, and you keep them around with your big heart, love for adventure, and thoughtfulness. I am so lucky to be celebrating another year of you because in big and small ways, you inspire the best in people. (Plus, hooray for another year of playing the Country BBQ Pandora station, gushing over puppies, and lunches outside!)

Friends who overflow with genuine happiness (like in Kat + Matt’s wedding by Katelyn James)

From Morgan: Happy Birthday, Lisa! I hope you have a great day! I have learned so much from you and am very thankful for the time you’ve invested in teaching me the Shop Manager roles. You’re such a joy to be around and I love hearing your many stories from all of your adventures!

Tears at a first look (like in Leah + Austen’s wedding by Nancy Ray).

From Marissa: Happy birthday, Lisa! I hope that not only is your birthday filled with joy, but your entire year is filled with all the love and happiness your heart can hold! Make sure Dave spoils you today. From one teary-eyed editor to another, XOXO!

Anytime a couple has weathered major storms (like Beth and Brody, photographed by Jeremy & Kristin).

From Emily: Lisa, everything I thought I knew about you before I ever met you has been confirmed a hundredfold in the time we’ve spent together. That says so much to me – that you are just as thoughtful, kind, driven, purposeful, and delightful day in and day out as you seem on first glance. I am so grateful that we get to be each other’s sidekick, and there’s no one I’d rather show up dressed the same as nine days out of ten.

Grooms crying at the ceremony (like in Laura and Micah’s wedding by Ryan Price).

Grooms crying, period (like in Kristy and Cory’s wedding by Sara & Rocky).

From Kristin: Happy birthday to the one who loves, love! Lisa, your genuine love of heartfelt stories and ability to emotionally connect to what really matters inspires me to love better, stronger, and more fiercely each day. You are a blessing to the SW family and add a sweet Texas touch to our team. I hope you birthday is filled with love, joy and a tear-jerking wedding video or two.

Intergenerational anything (like in Molly Gee and Justin’s wedding by b mo foto).

From Lara: Lisa, our “Hopeful Romantic,” we are so blessed to have you as a part of our lives! I am also blessed to have you as a neighbor. As we celebrate your birthday, we celebrate all you have added to our lives — that calls for a lot of celebration! I am so grateful for you and wish you the most joyful year ahead! P.S. Grace will no doubt be singing you several renditions of “Happy Birthday” today as well :)

Dads and daughters (like in Laura and Shannon’s wedding by Paul Johnson).

We’d love for you to leave a little love note for Lisa in the comments, too!

emily Written with love by Emily
14 Comments
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this super sweet post! Love y’all! :)

  2. avatar Erin reply

    Happy Birthday Lisa! I love reading your Real Wedding introductions, and I hope you have an amazing day!! :)

  3. avatar Jadzia reply

    I didn’t tear up until I saw the grooms! Beautiful post, thank you SW ladies for celebrating my wonderful daughter in this way!

  4. avatar Abby reply

    Happy Birthday sweet Lisa! You’ve been an awesome addition to the SW team and I enjoy your posts! :)

  5. avatar Sara Velordi reply

    Happy, happy birthday Lisa!! So grateful to have worked with you for a few weeks :) I hope your day is amazing!!

  6. avatar Kat reply

    Oh happy, happy birthday, Lisa!!!!!

  7. avatar Samantha Cordialini reply

    Wishing you the happiest of birthday’s, Lisa! I hope your day is full of joy, laughter, and love! xoxo

  8. avatar Catherine Grace reply

    Happy Birthday to you Lisa, your kindness and graciousness is so evident even 12,000km away. You are incredible at what you do. :)

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