My wedding season is finally over, and as always, it’s bittersweet. I’m looking forward to a few open Saturdays that are devoted solely to bing-watching Netflix and eating Cheetos. But I’m also going to be a little sad every time I open my computer and there’s not another gorgeous wedding waiting for me to look through and edit. I’m also sorely going to miss having wedding cake almost every weekend. 2015 was a groundbreaking year for Indigo Lace Collective, and I met so many new couples, saw love grow in incredible ways, and had so many clients transform into wonderful friends.
I end this year with a bag full of new camera gear, a sister that has turned into an amazing second shooter and is well on her way to becoming a full business partner, a whole hard drive full of magical weddings that I was able to be a part of, my very own wedding now in the books, and a wonderful husband that I’m stuck with for the rest of my life.
I’m beyond excited and anxious to kick off 2016 weddings- which include road trips to Virginia and Colorado, a few elopements here and there, and some truly beautiful couples who are about to have the most wonderful weddings ever. But for now, let’s toast to 2015 and all of these bright souls who fell in love.
They had waited a whole year for this. A whole year until they could finally celebrate their marriage together, be in each others arms, and laugh the night away. A quite little wedding ceremony took place between David and Thuzar a little over a year ago before he was deployed. Across the world, Thuzar stood by his side and counted the days until the phone calls and Skype dates ended and she was in the arms of her best friend once again.
Thuzar was dressed in a handmade, traditonal Burmese wedding gown, dressed in the finest gold jewelry, and was doted on by her bridesmaids and family more than any other bride I have ever seen. As David turned around and looked at his best friend, his biggest cheerleader, and his beautiful bride standing at the bottom of the stairs waiting for him.
The two souls seamlessly blended their love, their life, the distance, and the two cultures merging into one on the cloudy, blustery day in December. Friends and family surrounded them as they dressed in traditional Burmese wedding clothes and conducted the Burmese ceremony, full of traditions that many had never seen before. Blessings from the parents and the family showered down upon them, and after the ceremony they proceeded to change into traditional American wedding clothes, and entered a winter wonderland reception. Thuzar and David- you two share the most magical, beautiful life and we feel so luck to be a part of it. Thank you to the ends of the earth for allowing us to be a part of your incredible day xoxo, M+J