When we shoot weddings so often there are moments where you just have to step back, in awe of what you are getting to witness and be a part of. Moments that make you realize how a wedding day is more than just the act of getting married, more than just the beautiful decorations, the traditions observed and the party. Weddings are a celebration of a relationship that has taken a long time to grow, faced challenges, had hopes and dreams, and now is at this single moment that is the culmination of all of that.
Justine and Jeff's recounting of the long and winding path that brought them together is simply captivating. On their wedding day, they each read notes from one another each describing the nearly decade long path it took for them to reach their wedding day, the notes mirroring each other almost line for line at parts. As we sat down to figure out how to put this video together and how to tell the story of their wedding, we quickly realized that they had already done the storytelling for us, and that the wedding was the end of one volume of their lives, and the joyous start of the next.
Justine and Jeff, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your wedding. Thanks for letting us help illustrate the amazing story you two are writing together. It's always fun when we meet with a couple and immediately feel like they are kindred spirits. This was immediately how Lauren and I felt after meeting you two for the first time last November. Lauren and I know first hand just how strong the bonds that form through music are, and it was fun for us to meet another couple who were brought together through band!