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Love and Confetti, photo by Shannon Finney
Along with the Redskins vs. Cowboys match-up this past Sunday, the DMV (that's the Washington, DC metropolitan area) was host to another event which makes thousands of fans cheer - the Washington Bridal Showcase! Despite a soggy Sunday morning start, more than one thousand brides came out to the bridal showcase bringing their energy, their ideas, and their overflowing wedding binders! It's like we all decided that no one was going to rain on our parade, which brings me to the above photo which I shot on the occasion of a wedding. Their's was a story of love found, lost, and then found again. They planned their wedding for months, and every detail was well-thought out, save for the weather. The dark clouds rolled in on the eve of their nuptuals, and by their wedding day, sheets of rain pounded the streets of Alexandria. But the bride and groom were all smiles and laughter and tears of joy because they knew that rain is just weather, and that on our best days, love and confetti are all that you need:)
Friday, September 10, 2010
Start Your Engines!
The first person to say that life is a marathon, not a sprint, was obviously not planning their wedding! No matter how far in advance you book your caterer, find the perfect reception spot, and say yes to THE dress, there are always the dozens of other wedding day tasks that crowd those final months before the big day. My own wedding day became a cram session of seating charts, wedding favor assembly, and the search for shoes after a last-minute reconsideration of my ability to stand in 3-inch heels for 10 hours. And now, with the advent of reality television, the complex engineering that goes on behind-the-scenes of your wedding day are exposed, throwing brides-to-be into new heights of worry as we watch wedding cake disasters, dress stains, and wonder if this will happen on our own wedding day! The one ray of hope that I can provide is this: your wedding day will be the best day. It will not be perfect. It will be an expression of you as a couple, and of all of your hopes and your dreams for a life shared in deep and committed love. That’s better than perfect. So grab your over-stuffed wedding binders and your tabs and highlighters, book those dance lessons, and start your engines for the journey of a lifetime.
Visit Shannon Finney Photography at the Washington Bridal Showcase!
Come on out to the Washington Bridal Showcase on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA! Check out our booth and talk to Shannon Finney and her team about your wedding and engagement photography!