mimi's got a special place in my heart... she + i started our first wedding photography company in kona, hawaii years ago... we shot lots of weddings together on the island... it's where i got most of my initial experience with wedding photography. so i was of course delighted when she asked me to photograph her wedding. not only being a great photographer in her own right, she's a graphic designer by trade... with an amazing eye for color + detail... so i just knew that her wedding would be one beautiful thing to be able to capture. the day was gorgeous... + i'm just thrilled for her + jon... they're setting up a temporary home in ireland as i post this... the following poem was read during the ceremony + i felt was incredibly poignant to the day...
Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two. Louis de Bernieres.
floral design : bliss in bloom
venue : broderson's oasis
cake : dani dahl
wedding coordinator : malia bolton