Tres & Emily are pretty much the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They, and anyone who I spoke to, from the bridal party to their families, was kind, relaxed, and eager to help each other - almost fighting over helping each other! I loved it. "Can I get you a glass of water?" "No, but can I get YOU a glass of water?"
I LOVED this wedding. The whole day was just lovely. Emily has the grace and beauty of an old school movie star, and Tres is so warm and friendly, and I instantly was treated like one of the family. What a wonderful day!
One of the readings during the ceremony was from Emily's grandmother's copy of The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran (one of my favorite texts, BTW) - with her grandmother's old, old pressed flowers still inside! If you aren't familiar with Gibran's work, please, please check it out. It's lovely:
"You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
Em - your beauty is overwhelming. Seriously.
Love this handmade arch!
Em & Tres - you guys are amazing! Hope to hang out soon :)