I never get tired of weddings. Every time I still get the butterflies as I pack the car and head to the venue. Every time the Father/Daughter moment makes me cry and the way a groom looks at his bride makes me want to fling myself into the arms of my own husband at home. Relationships of love are the building blocks of all reality* and weddings are such a reflection of that truth. A new household emerges and a new chapter unfolds as two lives become one surging forth into a new reality.
This wedding was uniquely beautiful in that it really emphasized that point over and over again. Self-giving love was the heart-song of this wedding and it was truly a majestic thing to witness.
Joel and Mikaela were friends since wee babes ;) and gradually their friendship blossomed into the passionate culmination of love you see below. They have been through heartache and joy and remained faithful, loving and committed till the end.
Thank you Joel and Mikaela for the immense privilege of being part of your day, of entrusting your memories to my care. Your first family heirloom starts here (aside from your rings of course) and it is such an honor to be a part of that new legacy. Thank you for your cheerful flexibility with the haphazard weather and for embracing the process ;) Lots of love- Christa
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Thank you to Bianca Jade for your priceless assistance as my second shooter.
*Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor