How to avoid sounding cheesy when you’re writing a blog about covering a close friends wedding…
I guess you don’t.
I had so many emotions going on during this week in Kaua’i and building up to this event. I’ve known Amy since the 4th grade when our parents’ houses backed up to each other, and we would routinely jump the fence to hang out. So being there for her wedding brought up a lot of memories from the past. It’s really cool hanging out with someone that you’ve known for a decade and a half, and I don’t have many friends who I’ve known for that long. I can’t help but think about petty fights we got in, or the times we laughed uncontrollably, and the countless times I was so thankful to have her when I was going through a rough time.
And to see her get married, when I myself am on that doorstep is almost surreal. When I think about those two nine year old girls, jumping the fence, gossiping, and trading boyfriends in the 6th grade, I never imagined what it would be like to be here, watching her get married. I guess, I couldn’t really imagine. One morning, when I was up before sunrise (thanks to the 6 hour time difference), I wandered down to the beach for a walk and it was so quiet and so beautiful. I felt like, for the first time in a while, I could clear my mind and relax and truly take in this experience. Neither one of us could have imagined, in our adolescent years, that one day we’d be sitting on a beach in Hawaii celebrating this.
In everything they do, it’s so evident how happy Amy and Quincy make one another. I can honestly say, I’ve never seen Amy light up the way she does around Quincy. Their laid back personalities compliment one another, which made everything about the day seem effortless and really fun. The celebration was perfect, every detail, and I’m delighted that I could be a part of it all.
Thank you, to both of you, for letting me capture this day.
Sissy, finishing up her MOH speech.
The first look. Love this moment.
Thanks for enduring my cheesiness, and if you just skipped ahead to the photos, that’s fine too.
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