“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
― DR. Seuss
When pondering the institution of marriage and digesting the concept of love and its distinct attributes one can easily define the notion of love as a beautiful thing. With all of the visuals, emotions, songs, holidays and media associated with love you can not help but to observe it on a daily basis - analyzing its worth, comparing logistics to hope, dreaming of another life (with someone), the possibilities are inevitable and endless.
I may not have been there from the start, but my presence in Amanda & Michael's life was pretty important at this stage. Throughout my time around the couple I witnessed the essence of pure love. Beyond just a beautiful thing. I sensed an unstoppable power of spirit in their union and love was just one of the components that make them exciting to describe.
Amanda complements Michael like Ash and Pikachu and their connection is undoubtedly interwoven in the spirit of God, love, trust and joy. Michael is there for Amanda like a doubles partner, top spinning head over heels for their love. He serves (for) her and their opponent is the rest of the world. Without a doubt this newly installed representation of love is full of energy, laughs, smiles, support, and God.
Beginning the day with Amanda and her ten bridesmaids was a treat. A Mom proudly stares on as a calm bride-to-be receives beauty enhancements, Beyonce plays in the background, and dresses drape the walls surrounding the room in shades of African violet and amethyst. A lone ivory dress beautifully claims a presence in the room.
Amanda receives the final touches prior to slipping into her ensemble. Her calm demeanor not only made photographing her easy, but set a wonderful tone for the party.
Michael & the fellas!
An excited Amanda approaches the the venue awaiting her entrance.
Joy at the alter.
“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu