Hey there! Friday Introduction time!
My name is Michelle McMurray de Luces and I'm the founder and creative director of Wedding Story Writer.
I started this company in 2011. As the family genealogist, I've been writing stories since youth, interviewing family, finding out why things happened the way they did. Wedding stories were always my favorites, but most of the time I heard that the former brides couldn't remember most of their wedding days anymore.
Having planned my own wedding and also not remembering the details after a time, I decided this was my calling.
It's hard work. It is very time consuming for me to write and research for my clients, but when they tell me they cried while reading their story (and they all do) because I told them something they wouldn't have known about otherwise....it brings me joy.
I'm thankful that I'm friends with so many of my former clients now, as we've grown close. I've seen some welcome children into their lives. I've cried with a former bride who lost her father to cancer. I've celebrated with a couple who built their first home, started businesses...built their lives upon a dream.
Besides stories, we, as a team, also create lovely vow books as heirloom pieces because having your daughter read her vows, years later, from the same book as you did is priceless. Yes, I'm a big ole sap.
I love my career. It's hard, but it's the path that truly brings me joy. I feel that I'm providing invaluable family history for couples to build their lives upon, helping them to strengthen their marriage and create a legacy of their lives from which future family will also build upon.
As an artist, I love doing custom work. My art teacher taught me to appreciate the beauty of details, and that advice has stuck with me all of these years.
Details matter. Don’t forget about them. My team makes sure that doesn’t happen!
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