It’s not every day that a bride & groom capture my heart the way that Stef and Dan have managed to do. I suppose that after 7 years of wedding photography I may for moments here and there forget why it is that I do what I do. This wedding has re-awakend that part of me that loves the beauty and hope that exists when two people commit their lives forever to one another. I believe that it is the ultimate statement of optimism. After all, what could be more optimistic than telling another human being that you will not only love them when things are great, but also when things are not so great for your entire life. Stef & Dan, you know exactly what you are saying when you make this comittment and you say it with every ounce of yourselves. Thank you for letting me be a small part of such a beautiful day. Here are a few of my favorites.
Stefany is amazing. She handmade these beautiful Peacock feather bouquets.
. . . and the service began with four handsome ring boys. . .
two adorable flowergirls. . .
and one radiant bride.
During their service Stefany & Dan each wrote a message to the other. Something special for them to help remember this day. They placed these notes in the wooden box you see between them. Over the last year they have been putting little memories into that box. It is now sealed. They will open this very special little box again on their 25th wedding anniversary. What a beautiful little time capsule!
After the ceremony was complete everyone gathered at a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant for a celebration that included an amazing meal, organic ice cream, cake, and even a belly dancer.
Congratulations Stefany & Dan! I simply couldn’t be happier for the both of you.