Marriage: What The Wedding Is Really About

I was recently talking with some friends and realized that as (soon-to-be) brides and grooms its so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding and getting all the details right and booking the DJ and finding time for an engagement shoot and making sure you have a venue and ... and... and... 

However, the wedding day is just one day. ONE DAY. But... it's also the start of something beautiful: Your marriage to your spouse. Yes, details are important and YES, it's going to be an AWESOME day... but not because it's going to be an amazing celebration but because you finally say "I Do" to that special someone :)

Your wedding day is the start of your unique story. When the food has been eaten, when the music and dancing quiets down, when the rice or flower petals have been thrown, a new life with your spouse truly begins. And that, really, is what matters most about a wedding day. 

So if you're in the midst of planning right now, my one advice is to look into the eyes of your husband or wife to be (even if it's over Skype) and tell them how happy you are that you are going to be starting a life together.

Oh yeah, and book that photographer ;)

 This image is from a wedding reception I photographed a little while ago.

This image is from a wedding reception I photographed a little while ago.