At times love seems so easy. A wedding in the Dominican Republic overlooking the Caribbean Sea looks just like a dream. But the truth is, love is not a thing, its' a feeling no matter where it is celebrated...like Hemmingway wrote, "[Love] the feeling that we had come home, feeling no longer alone."..."We could feel alone when we were together, alone against the others. We were never lonely and never afraid when we were together."
Right before you walk down the aisle, or go on your first date and realize in your heart that you've fallen in love....you feel an overwhelming feeling in your soul! It's hard to say what it is...These are emotions you've never felt, or can even dissect at that powerful moment.
On Sunday Becky's feet hit the sand as her guests rose from their seats and her best friend stood 100 yards in front of her.....A surreal moment!
This couple is E-Xtra-ordinary!!! Becky & David decided to get married in the Dominican Republic. Their passion for work and traveling have taken them on adventures around the world. Therefore, when they got engaged those experiences left them with a pallet of options to get married.
80 of their closest friends + family flew to Punta Cana for their weekend wedding at the Paradisus Palm Real! What a resort!
I will say that this couple will forever have such a special place in my heart. Dorian and I felt so welcome at their celebrations they planned throughout the weekend. Their free spirit and appreciation for art, friends and traveling made us feel so thrilled to be there for them. I was honored! Becky's cousin Katie flew from Minnesota to give the sermon for them. She read the most heartfelt letter I've ever heard written by Becky's brother, Al. Along with a passage from Hemingway, the Dalai Lama and other written scriptures that praised the celebration of life, partnership and friendship they have found in each other. Cheers to Becky and David. You deserve the world! Enjoy these few photos! I can't wait to share the rest of the photographs.
[Here is the poem in its entirety by Hemingway that was read at the ceremony.