There were beautiful and funny speeches by the mother of the bride, and father of the groom, as well as the couple-who had some hilarious stories to share. Did you know that he was her first date? And that they met at a youth group activity where he pegged her with a water balloon? Theirs is a story of long-distance love, of patience, kindness, and a good sense of humor. Those are such good traits to bring into a marriage, and I know that they have many happy memories and moments in the years to come.
When all the guests had been thanked, the reception room was tidied up, and they were ready to leave on their honeymoon, we walked over to a spot nearby that holds a special place for them. The place they first said “I love you” just hours before Natalia left to go to Brazil for two months. I was happy to take a picture for them in that sentimental spot, and then after thanking me for my work that day and saying goodbye, they walked hand in hand back down the crowded street under the warm setting sun. I hung back to put my gear away and couldn’t help but notice how perfect, peaceful, and beautiful their day had been. I hope these images bring back a small taste of the memories and details of their wedding day, and congrats again Aaron and Natalia, I am so happy for you both!