Couples {Fritz+Dianne}

Weddings make me cry. I do not cry easily, by the way. I usually cry for puppies and old dogs, for old people begging on the streets and sad movie endings, but apart from that I don't cry. However, it gets a little bit hard to keep my face from crumpling up everytime I attend a wedding, especially a wedding that is very beautiful, one that has been planned with love and care to the minutest detail. So when Kat, a friend of mine and one of the best photographers in Dumaguete asked me to serve as her second shooter for this wedding, I did two things: I said yes, and immediately after saying that, I Googled 'How to avoid crying at weddings.' I had to be prepared. People would think it strange if they saw me crying, especially since I knew that I would not know a lot of the guests there. I have cried at weddings before, especially if the couple were people I knew, and especially if I knew of their love story. Dianne and Fritz have a beautiful love story to tell as well, although I should not be writing about that here (although that would be neat!). 
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This Dumaguete wedding was very beautiful, and I was very thankful that I only got misty eyed at church, once, thank God, and I had to wipe a tear or two during the reception, just seeing how happy everyone was. Weddings are more than just the celebration of two people coming together. It's the celebration of two worlds, two families, two groups of friends, coming together into one, smiling, beaming, singing mess. And for the families of the couple, it is a reunion of sorts. For those who can afford to have even their distant cousins there, a wedding is a time where you see an aunt who you have not seen since you were in kindergarten, or the yaya who changed your diapers and fed you until you reached Grade 1. In this wedding, Fritz and Dianne had their picture taken with the people who took care of them when they were kids, and I was immediately reminded of my yaya and how I have not heard from her in a long, long time. Weddings make you remember the people who showed you love as you grew up, and make you wish every one of them could be there at that moment. It was heartwarming seeing the couple have that in their wedding.



Perhaps another reason why it's so easy for a lot of people to get emotional at weddings is because it celebrates almost all the things we love about life. Family, best friends, good food, dancing, and if you have one of the best team of event planners in the area (Purple Parasol did a great job with this one, as expected), pretty things! I loved how they put everything together, the lighting, the stage with the hanging mason jars that each held a single flower, and even the puzzle-style message cards where guests wrote their wishes for the couple. Everything went exactly as planned, and I think the couple could not be happier.



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4 comments:

Kat said...

Oh! I remember suddenly my yaya. :( I printed for them one of the photos you took of Fritz crying.. one of the best you got because it froze that very emotional moment that day. Rarely you see a man cry, so that was quite something.

Unfortunately, I was not able to go through the photos outside your selected ones. I hope i didn't miss out anything special. Great job on all your photos. Thank you so much for helping me out!

laranuque said...

very nice...great working with you both :)

joselle said...

I had to keep myself from crying several times during the wedding. the yaya bit also got to me haha! Thanks Kat! Exceptional job, as always! :)

joselle said...

Thanks Lara! You guys did a terrific job as well! :)

 

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