It's incredibly surreal how the lights come on, the fireworks explode and music start to play in the heavens when a woman hears the love of her life ask those words on bent knees, and a diamond in hand, "will you marry me." It's nothing short of magical.
I watched, through the lens of my camera, as my friend shivered in excitement and the tears filled her eyes, and her beau asked her, on a star filled night, to share his last name with him forever. I shed a few tears myself. Love is a beautiful thing, never get it twisted. The wedding, however, is the beginning of a climax. The journey to the wedding day and the imperfect perfection called marriage that follows afterwards, is the meat of a sumptuous meal!
Interestingly, she wasted no time in talking to us the girls on what needs to be done and who needs to be met as soon as possible. Wedding plans had begun. Indeed it ought to be so. Plans should fly right into place and while a lot of brides desire to plan their weddings, some make the easy decision to employ the services of a wedding planner. Whichever the case, the wedding day must be as unforgettable as Michael Jackson, or almost. The bride understands that the wedding day is the one day that everything must go right. She understands that every moment must be captured. Every smile, every tear, every moment must be framed to tell her story, when the day is gone.
Of the many things I love about wedding photography, I love most the fact that the camera never lies, but paints the truth in diverse colors. And flipping through pages of film, 15 years after your wedding, telling your story without words to your 14 year old teenager is a priceless feeling. I believe one thing that must never go wrong is the photos. Any bride should be sure to get the best photos taken on her wedding day. It's worth whatever expense it incurs.
When he does put a ring on it, time starts to fly past; it behooves you to work hand in hand with your planner, if you choose to use one. Vendors have to be met soon enough to give enough room for possible discounts. After all, which bride doesn't appreciate a little discount? Parents have to be met and communicated with on a daily basis. It's a door opened that won't be shut. It's a phase that's about to start and every moment, every memory counts from thence forth.
I always leave weddings feeling happy and content, like all is right again with the world. It's always a reminder that beautiful things still do exist and beautiful memories are about to be birthed. Indeed it's a journey where forever, is just a start.