i have always been a fan of romance.
from books, to movies, to songs….
after getting married , i thought that the the inclination to anything romantic would go inversely proportional with the number of marital years; but i was wrong… despite the pressures associated with marriage and parenthood, there was always that ‘compulsion’ for anything romantic..
maybe that’s why love i wedding photography.
i think weddings represent romance.
and because i am romantic, i have always ‘personally’ judged weddings based on the variety of wonderful emotions evoked by the wedding itself.
so when we covered lisa and dmitry’s wedding at the beautiful marriot hotel in manila del rey…. i was very excited.
but i don’t think i was prepared for the seemingly boundless energy and gamut of emotions that i have witnessed at this wedding.
it was all real and engrossing.
i remember music….. melodic music that was poignant.
i remember dancing …circle dancing…the hora which was so much fun.
and their wedding was not just about fun.
it was also about tradition.
and the wedding rituals were equally fascinating.
at some point, i have seen group of men gathered in a corner at dusk, in prayer amidst the happy chattering of the guests.
and i have seen them again, at midnight amidst the joyous dancing of the crowd.
it was like a paradox. an amazing contradiction.
lastly,i feel proud that lisa and dmitry did well at their wedding.
i have seen them having fun and have somehow witnessed the deep regard that they have for each other.
mazel tov lisa and dmitry!
wedding gallery will follow soon.