I've been staring at my screen for an hour, trying to find the right way to put my feelings into words. Normally, it isn't hard. But today, (I'm writing this two days after my brother's wedding), I have so many emotions swirling around that it's hard to keep them all straight.
I was honored to be a part of the day in so many ways. Naturally, my photographer side conflicted with my bridesmaid side on many occasions throughout the day. And for that I apologize to many - it's instinctual for me at this point in my career to see the shot, to see the emotion and want capture it.
But it's definitely different, when it's your own brother. So I'm grateful to have had Lori there, to ensure that the day was captured beautifully.
During the ceremony, and throughout the whole day, I may not have had the camera in my hand, but I was mentally taking pictures. Mental snapshots of memories - attached to my own emotions, that I'll carry with me forever.
I could go into detail about the flowers, or the food, or the venue. Don't get me wrong, it was all wonderful. But it was the people and the love from all around that made the day beautiful. My brother has found the right partner, I'm so happy for him and thrilled to welcome Alicia into our family as my sister. They planned a beautiful and fun day, completed perfectly by the family and friends surrounding them.
Kyle and Alicia, May God bless you both always, I love you so much! ~ Erin