Love is in the air!
I recently had the opportunity to attend and shoot some photos at my cousin’s wedding. Cousin Lacey and Craig had both their ceremony and reception in a lovely hotel courtyard, overlooking Pismo Beach, CA. It had rained the day before, but the weather for the wedding was truly glorious, and provided the perfect backdrop for pictures.
The bride looked stunning.
The food was delicious.
The flower girls were adorable.
And the couple was on cloud nine.
I’m not one of those people who gets incredibly emotional at weddings, but even I think it’s hard to escape the magic they create. The very air is full of joy and good will and love. The cynic in me wonders what the newlyweds first fight will be about, the optimist in me wishes it could bottle the beams of happiness coming off of their faces and put the bottle in the freezer, for a rainy day. Marriages that truly last are so hard to come by in this new world of instant gratification and “if it breaks, get a new one” mentalities. Love’s name has been sullied, cheapened, price-tagged, discarded without care – tying the knot takes a huge leap of faith. And I truly believe these two, who have only been strengthened by adversity and distance, have what it takes and will be blessed in their new life together.
Congratulations, you two.
Mars, signing off. ◊