Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Rain Song {Brittany + Jon}

"It is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing - so little warmth I've felt before.
It isn't hard to feel me glowing - I watched the fire that grew so low.

It is the summer of my smiles - flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.

Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.
Ain't so hard to recognize - These things are clear to all from
time to time.

Talk Talk - I've felt the coldness of my winter

I never thought it would ever go. I cursed the gloom that set upon us...
But I know that I love you so

These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall

This is the wonder of devotion - I seek the torch we all must hold.
This is the mystery of the quotient - Upon us all a little rain must fall...It's just a little rain..."


The day had finally arrived! And with it, The Rain. ;) 

And so, after much soul-searching on the part of the bride who had her heart set on a beautiful outdoor wedding under the shade of a majestic oak tree, a new indoor venue was quickly arranged. And yet, I couldn't help but agree with Brittany's father (who also happened to be the minister officiating the ceremony!) when he so eloquently pointed out that perhaps it was a good thing that Jon and Britt wouldn't say "I do" under the big oak tree; that in fact, it might have been a distraction from the "oak" that stood before us that day . . . . Just before the pronouncement of Husband and Wife, he quoted a scripture from the Bible that reads: "They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor." (Isaiah 61:4) 

I mean, its something pretty special when your very own dad compares you and your future husband to a majestic tree full of potential and splendor, purposefully planted by The Big Guy Himself. It was so sweet, and there were no dry eyes in the room after that one!

Let me just say that Jon and Britt spent the day "displaying splendor" and displaying their true love for eachother and all of their family and friends. It was pure bliss getting to photograph this wedding. Thank you Jon and Britt for choosing me to follow you around on your most special of days! It was an honor.

Despite the wet weather, we found some beautiful covered areas for some lover-ly shots of Jon and Britt. I think you will agree!

*A very special thanks and shout out to my amazing photog assistants for the day, Bre Sessions and Sara Engel.  Sara so wonderfully captured the shot of "the First Kiss" during the wedding ceremony!

Hello Lover. oh, these shoes, these shoes . . .

 (Britt's "something blue" was a gift from her big brother ;)
a love letter from Jon, sent to the Bride in her dressing room ♥

The getaway car . . .

Congratulations Jon and Brittany!!

 . . . and one more for good luck . . . I couldn't resist this one . . . :)

Thanks to the big umbrella that saved the day! (and the football team that always saves the day)  "Its just a little rain . . ."