"The roadside flowers, too wet for the bee,
Expend their bloom in vain.
Come over the hills and far with me,
And be my love in the rain."
Florida became emotional about Jennifer's wedding. I was emotional, the bridesmaids were emotional, Jennifer's bosses were emotional, so it was only fitting that the sky was too. Warm, cozy air coated us - but oh my, the rain poured. This wasn't a quite drizzle or delicate sprinkle. This was an extreme, tropical shower.
Extreme was perfectly fine, though. Jennifer is extreme. She isn't subtle or plain. She, like her mom and sister, just does things BIG. On February 5, 2010 she was happy big. Her facial expressions were extremely happy and you couldn't help but just watch her relish every single second.
I was always excited to come to Florida to meet Jennifer and shoot her wedding, but as soon the cold and snow bit harder and harder, I... well, I was just on Cloud 10 walking around the beautiful, colorful, warm streets of Orlando.
AND. The flower girls. Ohhhh, goodness. I just. There aren't. Oh man were they cute.
Okay doke-ay. We need to get to marriage time. The ceremony was at Jennifer + David's church... a wonderful church, and a huge building. But maybe not the most intimate of places. Jennifer out-did herself in making the space flawlessly gorgeous. It had the feel of a mid-night stroll on a winter night. The big space was turned into a charming, romantic and intimate host for the wedding. I was major impressed.
Jennifer paid much attention to detail, and all the little moments before the ceremony went off without a single issue. Everything was beautiful. Everything was emotional. I had chills.
The glorious classical music rose and rose! The guests gasped! A spotlight dropped onto the aisle! And she went. She went to him. David. Her David.
And *boom* they were coming back down together. His Jennifer, her David. Officially - after worship, prayer, tears, charges, encouragement, vows, rings and kisses - they are now one, brought together by God and united for Him. Marriage is just powerful.
(This is just a tasty little side-note before we get to the husband and wife shots. Isn't this cake so glamorous and lovely? I really liked it.)
In keeping with the whole "dreamy romantic elegant mid-night stroll" thing their wedding had going on, we took some pictures with that theme ;)
The audience fluttered with tissues that looked like graceful butterflies along the guests cheeks. He had waited. And so had she. But here they are together!