You know how there are people who come into your life if only for a moment but you know they will have a profound impact… this is how I felt about Jenni the minute we first spoke. She called me well over two years ago… ready book. I will never forgot our first conversation… I had had my business for a few years at this point but was still at my day job (don’t tell my boss)… I sat in the conference room… feet up on the table… and her and I just chatted and shared life stories for two hours… so over the past two years Jenni and I have become friends… encouraging each other via emails, facebook, etc… yet still never meeting face to face till the day before the wedding. It felt like we had known each other for years… but then again I guess we had.
When I finally got to meet Jenni and Joe together… I saw love, humor, fun, romance, family, strength… everything. These two have been together for what seems like a lifetime already. They’ve already faced a lifetime full of ups downs and all-arounds to make it through … and it is so obvious to see that this just made their relationship stronger and stronger… and the best part… the sweetness is stronger then ever. I have one little snip-it to share… that they may not want to me to share… but too bad… its just too good to tell… every couple should remember this on their wedding.
I was shooting their rehearsal dinner… kids running everywhere… family and friends arriving… plans for the next day being panned out… basically a tiny bit loud and chaotic… and then … I look across the room and see… Joe grab Jenni tenderly… and take her into the quiet hallway … for just a split second for a sweet kiss and moment of silence… THIS is what its all about. Remember in the heart of everything… its about each other and nothing else matters.
Jenni & Joe… you two are clearly an inspiration to all those you come in contact with … your zest for life, positive attitude and ability to lift the spirits around you is clear. I feel lucky and blessed to have been a part of your lovely weekend. May you and the whole Paradise crew continue to face each day with the same love, spontaneity, and joy that your wedding was all about.
also… a huge special shout out to Jim Minics for coming all the way from CA to assist me with the wedding… you rock!!!