All weddings are special, no doubt. But when it’s your bestfriend’s wedding and he asks you to be his best man and also photograph their wedding, how does that rate in the list of memorable nuptials of a wedding photographer?
JC surprised me with a verse from the Bible during one of our talks. He had a distinct way of introducing an idea to anyone which made them pause long enough to think. At that time of his epiphany, he shared to me Amos 3:3 to me which said, “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” And that quote struck a chord and resonated with me for as long as I can remember. As romantic the picture of two lovers gazing into each other’s eyes can be, it is still an incomplete kind of love. As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says: “Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction.”
What a joy it is to see a long-time friend finally tie the knot and begin to unpack the love story that God has set before him and Katrina.
And as the testimonies are read…as the epic is slowly unraveled by the tributes of the groom and the bride to their parents, it is only then that you realize that the love story was not accidental but orchestrated. As JC & Katrina take turns in honoring their parents, it becomes clearer that the little details and minute quirks were not fortuitous but masterfully authored by a God who could do nothing less than a perfect narrative for two people destined to be united in love.
The first time a man and a woman agreed to the words, “I do” they were in a garden. And how fitting it is that JC & Kat make a covenant to the Lord and to each other by choosing to be wed in a garden-like setting. And as I remember that time that JC shared that verse to me, I realize that he and Katrina have now agreed on the same direction.