“If you are fatalistic, then perhaps you will believe that we were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.”
Whatever Suzy and Jesse had planned for themselves, the universe thought otherwise…when they met, they had the immediate sense of “there you are.” 5 years and a 1-year old son later, they were excited about their families coming from around the world to finally meet and share their history, while making new history with them.
This mountain brought you back … It’s almost like this place knew you belonged here.
Here is where [your son] was born.
Where his pal Aspen French joined your family.
And it’s where…soon… you will bring another glorious little human into this world… 🙂
Yes, getting married in the actual place where you originally met…pretty awesome. Magnified by the fact that Jesse’s family came from across Canada; Suzy’s from New Zealand. I loved that she actually wanted a celebrant. (Celebrancy is the most popular option there; it’s Door #3, a highly regulated alternative to government and religious officiants. Rigorous training, too.)
Fatalistically speaking, it is said that rain is the tears of your exes…if that is true, then Jesse and Suzy left some majorly broken hearts behind them. When it became obvious that no matter how much extra time we gave it, no small window would open up, Plan B unfolded. Photographer Neville Black selected the best ceremony spot indoors, and I took down the head table while guests moved massive floral arrangements inside. All in the space of minutes...because that’s what people coming together in love do.
And one day, many years from now, perhaps you’ll be back here …this place that keeps drawing you back.
You might even be standing right in this very spot.
It might even be raining…:)
May you be able to look at one another and say: “it was always you, even before I knew you. And it still is.”
Suzy and Jesse, wonderful couple and parents, it’s a joy to know you (and to see all the baby pics on FB.)
Neville Black, you were/are a true pro. BTW, I’ve never had anyone shoot my last-minute huddle with the wedding party, so of course, I had to post it here. The images here are only a sliver of the warmth you captured so beautifully.