On this past Saturday, I was given the opportunity to capture the beauty of a couple celebrating 30 wonderful years of marriage. They were so beautiful and looked like two people falling in love for the first time all over again. But indeed we all know 30 years has more of a story to tell with the Sparkle in her eyes or the smile he shares with the world upon his face. Oh yes in deed, 30 years has many days of hard work, praying, making a vow to work through whatever life throws your way, but most of all it shows the true glory of God who has kept them together. Her words were "Marriage is Honorable". She counted down the days to this very moment.
Marriage is Honorable, that's what I kept saying to myself as I captured each and every single frame shot of the tears of joy and smiles of happiness. Marriage is Honorable is what kept going through my mind as I caught a glimpse of their closest friends and family deepy engaged in the renewal of Holy Matrimony.
Yes this was truly a wedding celebration for many reasons. For all the days and nights that God have allowed these two high school sweethearts to wake up next to each other, or get butterflies and giggles as they share a date night, or greet each other from a long day at work. A celebration for their first born who has now taken the torch in her own direction, keeping God first as she was taught to do as a young child. Becoming a mom and wife, sharing the beauty of marriage and love as she was instilled and saw an example of by her parents. A celebration for their son whom God has kept his hands on to help guide each and every day. Finding his own way to success in life, with the values of being a strong God fearing man as his father has taught him. Blessing they have prayed over their family in which they can see happening right before their eyes.
Marriage is Honorable....
So as the song plays "Say Yes- Shekinah Glory" I watch, their eyes lock in, he smiles as his son walks her down the aisle. The moment was absolutely beautiful. I fought back my own tears "trying to maintain my professionalism," LOL! This was the day! The day they both so happily vow to each other together, forever.
He spoke to her from his heart, reaffirming the love he has for her. The love he has had, as he states "from day one, that No One can come between".
The beautiful Ruby ring sparkled with his smile as he placed it on her finger. And his ring circled with a strong Gold Love, the same strong love he will share with her forever. I once heard, a ring is formed in a shape of a circle, representing the unbroken promise of love. There is no ending and no beginning, the love just continues.
I was nervous, all week I played over and over in my mind of things I needed to do all week. I wanted to make their day as perfect as possible. All week leading up to the big day I prayed to God to allow me to capture the beauty of love they share.
This past Saturday was a day to remember.