The morning was usual for a wedding day, full of bustling, a nervousness in the air all being pushed forward by the choleric clock hands of time. There was the clinking of glasses being set, last minute details being arranged and final phone calls being made. Yes, it was the norm for a good wedding outcome. I arrived early, and was able to sit with my bride and chat for a moment before the details began to drive her crazy with need.
The gorgeous naked faced bride sat in front of me in her modern chic bridal suite reminiscing her genesis with Mr. Ryely Petersen. I asked her questions about the how, what, and when of her beginning with him.
Her beautiful eyes shot right as she recalled memories of her meandering life and how her choices finally met up with her one true love…Ryley.
“…as soon as we started talking, I knew he had a good heart, and I was sold…”
She spoke softly about how her like for him manifested into admiration, and soon blossomed into full blown unconditional love for this man. A gentle smile spread across her face and her eyes lit up while she remembered his proposal.
As the morning sun peered into our conversation, I listened and observed my friend Jenny. I realized that she had bloomed into a gorgeous young lady and was so proud of her in that moment. She had become what most little girls hope to be one day…a princess. Yes, my Jenny was something to be treasured and in that moment I was so happy for her new found love, life and joy.
Black evening gowns, heels, and lots of makeup later, we were finally faced with the moments that would make everyone tear up…Jenny’s entrance. She walked slowly with with her elegant mother down the petal littered aisle. Step by step, she began to tear up, and I clumsily clicked away on my camera trying to keep my own emotions in check. “How precious,” I thought to myself through the tears streamlining my face.
Everyone in the room stood quietly as these two gorgeous women made their way to the groom who awaited with a an awestruck look on his face. He was entranced in Jenny’s beauty. She effortlessly stole our gazes and we all looked on as Ryley was smiling like a little boy. The ceremony began, and as the sun set, the romance began to encapsulate everyone in the venue. The spirit of the ceremony was of delight and made of freedom. It was perfection.
As Jenny and Ryley declared their vows to one another, each word was like a golden peg piercing into new territory that was theirs forever. As Isaac declared the two husband and wife, the crowd cheered and an eager groom kissed his bride at the altar for the very first time.
It was an honor documenting your first few steps together in life. You are now on a journey together and what an amazing journey marriage is. Always remember that life is a process, and processes include failure and victory. You need both elements to survive but grace will help you succeed and overcome! Love is the currency with the best exchange rate, so give it freely as the flow is like oil to an engine. Choices are powerful in freedom or captivity, always look for freedom. Finally, words are many but the ones with meaning are weighted, use them wisely! Congratulations!