You'd think that on her wedding day, a Brides editor would be a study in calm. Not quite. Because although Kristi had planned her wedding to Dan down to the smallest detail, not even a woman known as the "human clipboard" can control it all.

Returning to her childhood home after having a massage, she waked into chaos: nineteen people—parents, bridesmaids, kids, and well-wishers—milling about, all behind schedule. The driver of her limo called to say he'd been rear-ended. As Kristi rode to the church in a replacement car, the skies opened and one of the summer's more spectacular storms swept over Long Island Sound. But after a stormy, harried start, later at the reception, a glorious sunset lured everyone outside, where the heavens smiled on a couple that was, undoubtedly, blessed.

As a summer storm rails, one couple learns that while nature may be cruel, love conquers all

You'd think that on her wedding day, a Brides editor would be a study in calm. Not quite. Because although Kristi had planned her wedding to Dan down to the smallest detail, not even a woman known as the "human clipboard" can control it all.

Returning to her childhood home after having a massage, she waked into chaos: nineteen people—parents, bridesmaids, kids, and well-wishers—milling about, all behind schedule. The driver of her limo called to say he'd been rear-ended. As Kristi rode to the church in a replacement car, the skies opened and one of the summer's more spectacular storms swept over Long Island Sound. But after a stormy, harried start, later at the reception, a glorious sunset lured everyone outside, where the heavens smiled on a couple that was, undoubtedly, blessed.

Nieces, nephews, sisters, and brothers form the bulk of the wedding party. The women wore Watters & Watters dresses, which they accessorized with bracelets and earrings made by Kristi's mother, while the little girls were dressed in Sweet Beginnings by Jordan Fashions. The men donned Books Brothers ties.

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