From the Bride: When planning the wedding, the priest had requested that Brent and I write why we love each other so that he could get to know us better as a couple and so we each wrote a note, not realizing that he would be reading the what we wrote during the ceremony. Brent wrote about the traits he loved most about me, such as kindness, generosity, and creativity, because they made him a better person. I, however, decided to write about everything I hated about Brent. It served to be the most comedic part of the ceremony. I hate that he drops cheerios on the floor and doesn’t pick them up, pretends he doesn’t know where the pots and pans go, or for some reason his dirty socks never make it to the hamper. Before the priest could finish reading, Brent leaned over with a smile and said to me that he could have put a long list like that together too. However, as the reading went on, the 200 plus guests learned that even though I might dislike when Brent does these things, I do not want him to change a thing because I love him just the way he is.
I met Brent several years ago at a hockey game at Madison Square Garden. We connected immediately, but after that night we did not stay in touch. Over the next four years, at the most random times and events, we continuously ran into each other and continued to grow our connection. Due to timing of other relationships, careers, and just life in general, we never really had the chance to explore our relationship and never even exchanged phone numbers. Again, at a friend’s birthday party in December, 2009 we landed at the same party yet again. We were like magnets that evening and finally exchanged phone numbers. On our first date, we went to our favorite restaurant in Manhattan, where we shyly exchanged our thoughts on our previous encounters and how we always wondered about the other. It was evident immediately that we were meant to be together from that day forward.
And then, why not have a second shoot just for giggles… these are some of my faves!