Vera + Chad's Aquatorium Wedding

After being caught in the chaos of a cross-country move to California, I've finally had the opportunity to share this beautiful wedding. It's one of my very favorites. And you know what? It's not because I had perfect light, beautiful scenery, gorgeous florals and a super rad couple to work with. Of course, this wedding was all of those things and more, but I love it because this day wasn't perfect. 

It downpoured. The wind was whipping off of the lake. The outdoor ceremony was unexpectedly moved inside.

But in the end, none of those things mattered.  

Vera, Chad, you two endured more on your wedding day than most, but you smiled your way through it, we laughed, and it will forever be one of my favorite days. Thank you for allowing me to tell your story, to celebrate your love, your cultures, your history. You could truly feel yourself surrounded in love from everyone there with us, present and past. Quick thinking and the helping hands from amazing friends and family allowed LOVE to be kept the center of attention amongst the hurdles from mother nature; guests from all over the world were here. Together. Celebrating.

That is what true love looks like.

It's a little rough around the edges and imperfectly beautiful, but aren't all the best things in life?