Through sickness and in health, through goodtimes and in bad...

 

This is Lauren and Ron's special day.  A day they have been planning and dreaming of for a year now.  So when the bridal store called Lauren to say her dress is in, her excitement soon turned to grief as she realized they had ordered the wrong dress... with only a month to go before her wedding, she quickly got over it and in the end looked stunning in the dress that was meant to be.  To make matters worse, I have never photographed a day where the bride felt as horrible as she did (she looked beautiful though, you'd never know).  At one point through our fun love bird shots at Stanford, she was forced to sit it out and catch her breath, this taking the tone for her entire day.  Thus, not enjoying to its fullest capacitiy, the day she had planned for a year.  But again, she chose to smile her way through it, radiated beauty from what ever strength she had left and carried on.  And lastly, who would have thunk a May wedding would lead to such cold and windy temperatures.... so windy, that the custom framed Ketubah blew down three times and shattered the frame in the ceremony, without anyone blinking an eye.

So many things to go wrong for a day that was so right.  Because even after all these "obstacles", Lauren and Ron's love was glowing more than ever that day.  Through sickness and in health, through good times and in bad.... Congratulations Lauren... this is one time I am glad the pictures don't tell the story, because you would never know that you weren't in the dress you intended, feeling as horrible as you did, on such a cold day!

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