At this point in my career, I've been witness to many, many weddings. Whether lavish with oodles of guests or small and intimate, each one is beautiful.
But this moment took beautiful to a whole new level for me.
I knew in advance when I arrived to the church for Angela and Joe's wedding that there would be no guests in attendance. I knew they wanted it to be just them, the Pastor and God as they said their vows.
But I wasn't prepared for the awe that would make me feel. As Angela walked down the aisle towards Joe, the power of the intimacy and quiet in the room overtook us all.
It was a truly beautiful moment. It was raw and real, and will stay with me for a very long time.
Without the nerves of being on the spot in front of a crowded church, they were able to allow themselves to really be in the moment with each other. They allowed themselves to shed tears of joy on the altar together.
And as I wiped my own tears away (sob), I captured the moment for them to relive together forever.
PS - To see more about this love filled ceremony and the ice cream date that followed, check out Angela and Joe's full blog post!