All girls dream of the perfect love story, being swept of their feet by someone who loves them unconditionally. Every once in a while a girl will find that person but once in a while it will bring a surprise, a love more than they could ever have imagined. A love so strong that their breath is taken away.
This was Eileen on the morning of her wedding to Trevor just when it was time to get into that dress. So overcome with emotion she even brought a tear to my eye, just how I like it.
Trevor beamed as Eileen finally made her way up the aisle, ready to greet his bride and accept the enormity of the ceremony they were about to take part in. Even after all of these years, all of these weddings I am still appreciative of the courage required to enter into a marriage. Although on the outset we see a wedding as a celebration of love, it is so much deeper than this and it is the act of exchanging those rings and making those promises that really takes the breath away. We don't make big deals out of promises that are easy to keep, but things that require complete commitment and hard work. Being in love is easy, staying in love and creating a successful marriage takes love, devotion and compromise. As the old saying goes, a perfect marriage is made up of two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.
I love that song More than Words, it's an oldie but a goodie. After spending the day with Trevor and Eileen I realised they don't need to say I love you, they show their love in everything they do, the simplest touches, the way Trevor leans in to support Eileen, how she graciously accepts despite her ability to stand alone. The smallest moments, indiscreet actions, glances and natural reactions show them to be amongst the strongest of couples, ready to complete that perfect love story.
To both of you, Trevor and Eileen, I thank you for choosing me to capture your story and witness your love. Every wedding brings a new story, a different insight and yours is all about your strength together, unconditional support. I love how you spent your day by each others side, helping each other settle Jacob rather than taking it in turns says so much about you both, for me this was the most telling part of the day. I wish you all the success in your marriage and hope that each day you create more beautiful memories together.
All of my love,