“What do we say here, here in this breathless hour? This hour that came after the many we waited. The hour of hands held and tears wiped and that quiet vibration that dances across the floor and whispers, ‘lean in to me and hear, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.’ What do we say here, here in this breathless moment? This moment that will fall away to make room for a lifetime more, this moment that came after a million others, all leading us here. This moment of stolen glances and frozen seconds and the foreheads leaning into chests filled with hearts beating like drums in the night. This moment that whispers, ‘lean in and hear …You are home.’”
This wedding has taken me quite a long time to post. I wanted to give it the post it’s worthy of and I still feel as if I haven’t done a good job at doing so. First and foremost, let me just say that to me, a bride deserves to be in a gown that says, “hey, look at me, I’m tying the knot today!” and to me, this dress on Heda said that and to every guest who caught sight of the bride, especially her now other half Sumit. The day was filled with all the pieces that make me love my job. I cried, I laughed, I think I may have even danced! Seeing how two worlds, Hindi meets Catholic became one by the end of the evening was entertaining and admirable at the same time. Seeing how well harmonized two people can be and how alluring families are to have and to care about so deeply, was a sign that life …is precious! They led two clashing lives, but throughout their relationship somehow they managed to fuse their lives together in a perfect, completing blend. I envision the metaphor of soup or salad. The ingredients just mesh well together to cook up something brilliant! Once again I tear up just writing this, die hard romantic. It was a ceremony like no other. It had countless, deep components. In addition, one of the reasons why I love being an observer is being able to internalize all the various ways and cultures wish joy to the marriage of two families and two hearts. I could go on for days about this wedding in particular. I had an ecstatic time working on this and it was dazzling.
I give out my prayers and blessings of infinite years of love and happiness for you, Heda and Sumit and thank you for sharing with me your special day!
Thank you to Sherwin Javier for the another opportunity.
Here is another blog from Jason Magbanua from the Philippines Wedding. http://jasonmagbanua.com/2014/01/06/heda-and-sumit/