Bianca and Ziad were married a few months ago in a quiet little ceremony at a Mosque in the Twin Cities, and they celebrated their union in a not so quiet reception in Lake Elmo, MN last Friday. They toasted the end of August, and the beginning of their forever. They laughed and loved and smiled and breathed deep, joyous breaths. They gazed into each others eyes, often times transfixed by what they were experiencing, and so overcome with love that laughter couldn’t help but escape their lips, echoing soflty in the warm summer wind. They watched as doves flew into the sunset – their white bodies disappearing into the blanketed sunlit sky – and then another glance was stolen. Another “I love you” offered between them, unheard by all who wandered past, as no words were needed. Simply, a glance. And then they grasped each others hands and walked into the reception hall once more as the sound of Michael Jackson boomed and thumped and harmonized into the sounds of the night.
Bianca and Ziad floated effortlessly into their reception, the room filled to bursting with their closest friends and family, and they danced. They danced until their cheeks hurt from smiling and their feet were sore from the effort. And then they danced some more.
And so did I.
Special thanks to the gentleman who owns the Farm where we shot Bianca and Ziad’s portraits. Thank you for being so kind and gracious to a random girl who showed up out of nowhere on a warm, Friday afternoon. Thank you, once again, to A Fine Fete Events for creating and styling an amazing and lovely and completely raucous event. And finally, a huge, ginormous, super giant and special Thank You goes out to Bianca and Ziad, for trekking with me to said farm. And for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day. I love you both. Tons.