I recently got to photograph a ridiculously beautiful wedding that I had to actually pinch myself. But it wasn’t just the incredible settings, handpicked decor or elegant touches that made it beautiful.
Yes, there was pennygum and dainty florals and other pretty smells.
Yes, there were gorgeous members of well groomed and gorgeous bridal parties.
Yes, there were even the cutest flower girls in lace dresses and pageboys in suspenders to add to it all.
Majestic horses, canapés under trees, wine flowing and dresses gently dancing in the wind.
As I stood there, photographing guests sipping on wine and beers and eating small tartlets and other delicious toppings on crackers, I couldn’t help but notice something else.
It wasn’t JUST all of that that made this wedding so beautiful.
It was the happiness.
The tears twinkling in a mom’s eyes. The pride on a gran’s face. The belly laughs of friends.
The pure, raw emotions of it all.
Have a look at wedding photos. You’ll see it in the way the groom looks at his bride walking down the aisle, or in the confetti toss.
And in the hugs.
And between the family photographs.
In the moments. That’s where the beauty of a wedding is.
In the happiness.