Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Day for a White Wedding

“Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.” 
― David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

What a day!
Technically it is the 4th of August.  But being as I am still awake, and my day then hasn't actually ended, I am counting this as my post for the 3rd.  As soon as I write this post I am going to hit the sack.  But I couldn't let myself go without rambling for a small bit.

Today I had the chance of attending the wedding of two amazing people.  I have known the groom since he was just a little tyke.  He is pretty much a little brother in my eyes, and seeing this big day come for him was such a joy.  And let me tell you:  His bride... she is a keeper.  More than a keeper.

I had the chance to do their engagement session last fall.  It was by far one of my favorite photo sessions I did all last year and the time I got to spend with them and my camera was a blast.  Still, I have to admit I was happy to be able to be just a guest at their wedding.  I had my boys there, and my hubby.  Friends.  Food.  Gorgeous weather.  While I did snap a few photos here and there, I was able to just enjoy the time.  Hours later, and we finally decided to go home after my kiddos had danced the night away.  It was great!

Weddings are an addicting thing.  They are so full of love.  So full of endless hope for the future, skies open to galaxies open to an eternity right before your eyes.  You watch as two people commit to one another.  Make promises to one another.  And by the end, a new family is created.  A new duo is released to the world.  Powerful.  Ready for the adventure.  And madly, madly in love.

I would love to write endless love stories.  I believe love is the one thing I could never tire of.  Maybe there is a love story up my sleeve.  One full of vows and white weddings and dreams more grand than the sun.  Or maybe that is just how my head is.  Loving life and all the kisses and hugs and sparks is hides away.  Weddings just pull it out of me more than ever.

They are the inspiration of all great love stories.
They are the end goal of all great dreamers.
They are the start with no end.

And I love it all.

Congratulations to Adam and Katie!  You two are a match made beyond heaven, and I cannot wait to see the stories you create together.


Trisha F said...

I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourself as a guest! My brother does wedding photography too, and he is actually being flown home to Aus from Canada just for a friend's wedding later this year, so he can take photos. But they insist that he only take photos for a bit, and then he MUST relax. Still, I'm sure he'd be happy to work the whole time since he got a free flight home out of the gig! haha

Oh, and my brother's wedding WAS a white wedding. In the snow, in Canada. So beautiful. :)

Jenni Merritt said...

A snow wedding sounds GORGEOUS!
After this summer I am taking a break, a long long break, from doing wedding photography. It is a blast, but boy is it time consuming! I need time for my books dang it!

Anonymous said...

I love that quote by David Levithan! Its thought provoking... Herbie


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