What is a wedding? Wikipedia says it’s a ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. That’s true, but that’s not really it, is it? There are dozens of religions across so many cultures. There are hundreds of themes, thousands of traditions, and countless variables that make each wedding unique. And yet every wedding is perfect. So, what makes every wedding perfect?
I’ve seen a bride fume for an hour during their very precious reception because the bar ran out of Coke. I’ve seen a frustrated bride because her coordinator wasn’t hands on enough, and another who was mad because hers was trying to prevent her from being extremely late. And near chaos broke out at a different wedding because two of the groomsmen didn’t have belts while the groom only had white socks instead of black.
I’ve also seen a bride’s immeasurable joy and excitement because even though it was unexpectedly raining for the outdoor ceremony, she was about to marry her best friend. Though it stopped by the end of the ceremony, her train was soaked with mud and it never mattered. I know for a fact that a nervous bride can gush with tears because her 89-year old Nanna was well enough to come and was waiting to see her wedding from the first row.
Not every wedding has an element of drama, many weddings go exactly as planned. But every single wedding has one thing in common: EMOTION. And emotion fills a photograph more and better than any planned detail ever could. Reliving those emotions through your photographs is what touches us, shapes our memories of that day, that moment, those people who we know to be most important in our lives. Having those images for the rest of your life, during in good times and bad, in sickness and in health will forever remind you and your children and your grandchildren what life is all about: LOVE.
And that’s what makes every wedding day perfect. Aside from all of the details about colors and dresses and cake flavors, you’re already showing up with everything you need for a perfect wedding…love.