There are a few moments in life that really make us stop. They sort of take our breath away and leave us with a smile lingering. Coincidentally, the majority of these moments are spontaneous and unexpected. They’re the kind that creep in when you’re not paying attention and sort of
punch you right in the gut pull at your heart. ;)
In fact, most of my ABSOLUTE favorite moments in life were 1. unexpected 2. spontaneous 3. filled with laughter (Oh! and IRONICALLY in 4. extreme weather conditions)…lol
This past Saturday was April + Michael’s wedding. They had been praying for a beautiful day..and after planning for months their day had arrived. The clouds moved in, and the rain started. Off and on for the ENTIRE day, it rained. And naturally, the moments in which it was raining where the times when we were moving from the hotel to the church and vice versa.
However, April and Michael, despite the circumstances never ONCE allowed it to remove the smile from their faces. They ran from the church to the limo in laughter. Then from the limo the reception smiling in the rain again…and to top it all off, just when I was sure they’d had enough of the rain, they willingly entered into it again.
About halfway through the receception, without a blink, we were off again. We snuck away. They made their way into the elevator up to the top deck, around the pool, up the stairs and stood there looking over the city of New Orleans. Michael held the umbrella strong over their heads when turned to April, grabbed her around the waist and kissed her in the rain. AHHHH…..SOO romantic. I just wanted to hold onto that moment forever for them; so I did. ;)
Below is the shot and truly one of my favorite from the day. I think it’s not only a representation of them but of ALL beautiful moments in life…the type of moments when you take a risk, let loose, and hold onto the goodness that we’re blessed with.