you walk into their home and black & white photographs fill their walls. i mention this to brittany later, after the wedding as i’m going through the images from the day. i’m so sad i didn’t get to see your cute little house in person! i say, as dave & the guys got ready there, and the girls at brittany’s parents’ house. she laughs over the wall of photos that is partially bare, and tells me that they’re waiting to be filled with wedding photos. one in particular has caught my eye though — it’s blurry and you can barely make it out but it is a photo of brittany & lj as teenagers. the photo is taken from the cart in front of them on a ferris wheel, the lights streaking a little with the motion. i think it’s awesome that they have that — looking at it, it’s not so much the content of the photo but the feeling it evokes.
brittany & lj’s wedding day was filled with little hints of nostalgia & reminders of the many years they’ve already spent together, in this same small town where they grew up. after their park ceremony under the picnic pavilion we even made a pit stop around the corner where brittany worked as a teen and where their relationship started (& had a cool treat!). it was a joy to be a part of this sweet hometown celebration, and to be welcomed into the midland family as though we had grown up there too.
b & lj, thank you. here’s to a lifetime of memories together to fill those walls. x