Josh did an amazing job on our engagement photos! It's hard as photographers to trust others enough to take our own. But having Josh was a no brainer. He killed it!
Reality is beginning to set in that we are getting married in less than a month. It is to the point where the stress is beginning to fade and the excitement is beginning to come on strong. All the odds and ends are coming together: cake, flowers, wedding dress, food.
Tyler and I have been to many weddings in the past few months as photographers. We have seen it all - traditional brides, simple brides, bridezillas... But all the weddings shared common traits and those became the norm. I caught myself just going through the motions of a wedding. While I still love seeing the happiness and emotions of the day, I am ashamed to say that weddings were becoming less meaningful to me.
I had an experience last weekend while wedding dress shopping that really hit home. I had tried on many dresses and finally put on the dress of my dreams. It was beautiful and I absolutely fell in love with it on the spot. My grandma told me to smile for a picture, but before I could, my future mother-in-law grabbed the bottom of the dress and fluffed the train out on the floor for the picture. Without even realizing it, this made me very emotional.
I have fluffed so many brides trains for pictures. Whether it was for bridal pictures or on the wedding day, I always made sure the brides dress was perfectly spread on the ground to make for a gorgeous picture. I couldn't believe someone was fluffing my dress now. It was the first time I felt like a real bride rather than going through the motions.
Overall, the meaning of a wedding is so much more than flowers, cake, and centerpieces. The meaning of a wedding is getting to be with the one you love forever. In our case, sealed for time and all eternity. I cannot wait to be Mrs. Shearer in 30 days and everyday after that forever.
Read more about being sealed for eternity here.