Every love story had a beginning, whether it was that you met in elementary school, online, through a friend, work or college; at one point or another you met for the first time. It is not always flashy, not always love at first sight and not always the easiest road, but it is always worth it. When that someone walks into your life you become a better you, not because they have changed you but because they compliment you so well. Love is not an easy thing; it is not a feeling but rather it is a choice to choose to love someone everyday, no matter what. You choose to love someone who is imperfect, who will upset you and has the potential to hurt you from time to time. Love is a great blessing but also a great responsibility. So when two people choose to enter into a life commitment to each other it is something to cheer for. When friends choose marriage, we as their friends should choose accountability, encouragement and endless support. Whether you have been with someone for years or you are getting married after only a few months, all love stories have a beginning and they are all uniquely beautiful.
Rori and Andrew entered into marriage after many years together; they know each other well and daily choose to love and respect each other. They are kind and gentle, they carry their love with pride and it is something deeply personal to them. Rori and Andrew are private individuals who humored me when I asked them to hold hands or kiss in front of their friends during pictures, but it was not because they didn't love each other but rather the opposite, they loved each other deeply and didn't feel the need to prove themselves to anyone. Rori and Andrew have a beautiful love and a beautiful love story.
Rori and Andrew, congratulations and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day, it was absolutely amazing. I wish you nothing but the best and a life full of love and adventure.