this may just be the raddest wedding I’ve ever attended. I met some amazing people and there were so many killer moments to love: megan & jeff performed a song (along with their band the wild hymns) instead of a first dance, they were down with my smoke bomb idea, there were alters and day of the dead decor, and records were played. still, one of my favorite things was the reading at the beginning of their ceremony which focused on being present:
“welcome friends and loved ones! friends, we are gathered here today to share in the celebration of the marriage of these two beautiful spirits and to celebrate their love… in order to prepare ourselves for this experience, let’s take a moment to bring ourselves fully into this moment. now close your eyes and notice the feeling of being in this room, right here, right now. feel your feet on the floor. feel the body meeting the seat. become aware of the other people in the room and our shared experience of love for these people and excitement as they prepare to set out on this path of strengthening their journey together. breathe deeply into this and, focus on the sensation of love in your heart”.
then everyone in the room held hands and I was overwhelmed.
many thanks to my second shooter, Tifani Truelove for sharing your talent and this beautiful experience.
venue: Agricultural and Industrial Museum of York, PA.