Their light-hearted and entertaining dance moves immitated their love for one another on the dance floor. Together, shaking and grooving under the festively lit deck of the U.S.S. Missouri, Angela + Bryce relished in their passion and excitement for one another--humbling breaking it down into the twist and giggling at each other's antics. Passionate, lively, and boldly in love, their adoration for one another is as tight as an anchor hitch knot, I know it will carry them on as they set in to their new lives together in Washington State. Ang + Bryce--Hawai'i will TRULY miss your bright spirits. And, well, me. Their ceremony was intimate and beautiful, surrounded by tall stained glass windows, it was one that stopped me in my tracks and pierced my heart. One that moved me. And this particular reading of 1 corinthians by Bryce's mother said it better than I ever could:
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,and if I have a faith that can move mountains,but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient,love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
-1 Corinthians 13
Congratulations you two. It was beautiful. And fun. And a ridiculous honor. Pretty sad that can't all my Saturdays. Wigs on the dance floor and all! xo
The following images are all shot on film, a mix of Contax 645 and Canon 1n with Fuji 400h. Developed at Richard Photo Lab.