First Look, First Touch, First Prayer... It’s your moment and you’ll remember “feeling” forever. This beautiful moment was captured by @shylaurel_photography
WARNING: Super Romantic Moment Alert, with this story: I recall vividly a wedding a few years ago when my core focus for couples, as a business, shifted. Ashlyn & Kyle had opted for a first look(this is not the couple in the photograph above). The photographer asked if I could walk the groom to the secluded location, with gorgeous architectural background and lighting, she had chosen for their First Look. She would take the bride so she could capture her waking down the regal hallways of this resort. Because the couple had opted for rooms on opposite sides of the resort, the photographer didn’t realize when she found d the spot that in the direction the Bride was coming from, there was remodeling preventing the Bride from easily arriving there. The photographer called me after minutes of trying to navigate through the resort and finding more detours/deadened; she said Ashlyn wanted to cancel the first look because she was taking the detours as a sign to wait till the wedding.
When I told the groom he said “No... I know this not going as planned made her a little sad... I will find her. Yes, the location maybe won’t be picturesque and there will be strangers around but this is a chance to live my vows... that I will navigate life with her and for her when she can’t and I won’t lose sight of what’s important... her and not the circumstances.” Wowwww when he found her, their love and gratitude for one another was almost tangible for those of us who witnessed it.
That moment right there spoke directly to my heart. Take a moment to reflect, have you lost sight of what’s important? Are you focusing on the wedding more than the other person? If you are a parent, are giving other things in life more focus than your child? If you are a believer, is your faith on the back burner of your life with everything else first, then God? Listen, I’m right there with you and it’s never to late to refocus so you don’t lose sight of what’s important.