One thing I loved about working with Mardi and Misti was that as utterly gorgeous as they are in their photos, they were also incredibly grounded and down-to-earth as people. Â Rather than making a grand entrance, they mingled with their guests until it was time to start the ceremony. Â Then they asked everyone to gather in a circle, and we began! Â Cermoniously unceremonious, as it were.
They wrote beautiful, honest articulations of their love which were based in the daily reality of their 7-year relationship:
Mardi, I love you because you make me laugh out loud on a daily basis, like when you make up conversations between the cats and each one has their own distinctive voice and when you send me text messages over your lunch break with funny pictures of them saying hi to me.
Their vows, too, were all about knowing who they already are as a couple, and what they understand the ups and downs of long term relationship to be:
Misti, I will make your dreams as important as my own. I will make time for you, enjoy you, and work to know you better every day. Today I promise you that though the world may change and though we may change with it, I will always love you, always treasure you and will always share my life and all that I am with you. When life challenges us, I promise to focus on the resiliency of our love. And if I stumble and fail to live up to my promises, I will look you in the eyes, hold your hands, and apologize with sincerity. I will be my best for you.
Their love for each other was so palpable, so glimmering, and so true.