Kristy & Al, to witness your wedding day was to watch the beginning of something beautiful, a day filled with happiness and emotion.
You had long awaited it. Prepared for it. Planned and saved, and hoped and dreamed.
The anticipation was so evident-
The planning so obvious. Not because everything had to be perfect, but because the appreciation you both showed was so evident.
You worked to get to this day. And on its arrival, you were ready. A little nervous. But so happy.
The waiting, the work- it was worth it.
Family joined you in your beginning, and smiled alongside you.
You had been patient, and the time had arrived.
You were ready.
May you smile at the memory of the rain, the beautiful staccato sound enveloping the tent, reaching a crescendo as you walked toward your groom.
Kristy, I hope you can feel the way Al looks at you– that it is unique, and important. He looks at you as if he appreciates you, respects you. And it is so obvious to those who look on. You just smiled wide all day whenever he looked at you. Whatever the years bring, whatever time holds, may you always remember that appreciation.
You smiled all day.You let your nervous moments go. Let the rain come, it’s not going to dampen this couple’s spirits.
There were definitely no dampened spirits that day…
…Just two thankful people, so happy to be a part of each other’s lives. Each other’s everyday.
May you remember the small moments, the little things that meant so much that day. And the big things that meant so much, too. Family. Friends. Thanksgiving.
May you seek each other when the storms come, and hold tightly to what you know is true. Remember that you have each other. Wherever you go, whatever comes, you are together. And together is a beautiful place to be.
Thank you for trusting Kara and I with the privilege of documenting both your engagement memories and then your wedding day at the Riverview. You welcomed us as friends, treated us as if we were your guests, and made us feel appreciated. We are so happy for you both, and wish you so many blessings in your life together!