Last July I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law and I kept hearing her refer to some friends who would be visiting from Richmond. I had heard nothing but wonderful, kind remarks about them and I knew that any couple who would drive 3 hours for a baby shower must have been remarkable people. The shower began and shortly after I began greeting the guests, Pauline & Fede arrived in my kitchen, smiling and hugging their friends. They were such a delight to meet and get to know over baby shower snacks and coffee. As the party began winding down, I learned that Pauline & Fede were getting planning a wedding in Richmond and were in need of a photographer…..what a coincidence!
As they shared the details of their day, my heart began to leap with joy. You see, Pauline is from France, Fede from Argentina, and together they are such a powerhouse couple; smart, beautiful, and so incredibly kind. Hearing the details of their European-inspired Richmond wedding., I began wondering what it would be like to be their wedding photographer; until this point I had never photographed a European-inspired wedding before. Being all about a new adventure, I waited for them to inquire about my photography and said a few prayers that they’d choose me. Surprise….they did!
Abby and I didn’t know what to expect when we arrived in Richmond for their wedding. Their wedding planner had shared quite a lot of details with me and I knew it would be a lovely celebration but I was so nervous about the language barrier. Guests were coming from around the world! I just wanted to capture beautiful moments of their day, even if I couldn’t carry on a full conversation with anyone!
Their wedding day was absolutely lovely. Seeing all the guests who had traveled from near and far to celebrate was absolutely heartwarming. Stepping into the reception hall, watching the dances, seeing the 2 cultures merging together to form a strong marriage bond was such a beautiful picture of unity & I feel so honored to have been a part.
Love doesn’t need to be expressed through words, sentences, phrases or any language because lovers understand each other with their looks, their smiles, their minds, their hearts and with their souls.