Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Photos by Stephanie, Romantic Dallas Arboretum Elopement Photographer, lead photographer, and owner, Stephanie April, explains how she sees love.
Love is unconditional selflessness that can cause sleepless nights, cause you too excited to sleep, and rather talk all night with them. The emotion of love can vary by levels of affection. Love is every Disney story, biblical, literature, opera, movie, and fine art.
While growing up, I would spend my summers with my grandparents; I got to witness the love between them. Little backstory… My grandparents were born at the beginning of the Great Depression and grew up only twenty-four miles away from each other. They were married in 1951 before my grandfather deployed to Korea. But my fondest memories of my grandparents was how they would fight over their tiny, four cup coffee pot. Yes! Came down to “Why is the coffee so strong or weak?”
My childhood was saturated with weddings between my father being a licensed ministry and my grandmother being a wedding planner. After we had relocated to Texas, my father decided to open a little side business “Framed by Ed” wedding photography studio.
“never try to define love.
once defined love is confined
once confined it dies.”
The very first wedding I remember, was my grandmother’s best friend, Sue, to Gary, on my grandparent’s oversized patio, she wore an ivory pantsuit. This new chapter of their lives was going to grow until their chapter ended seven years later when Sue died from Cancer.
“Love conquers all” 1 Corinthians 13
Children born during the nineties probably grew up watching Snow White, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast, just to name a few. Watched how the Damsels was always in distress and looking for true loves kiss. Was not until recently, where Merida followed her own footsteps without a romantic interest.
One of the top Romantic Literature Novelist, Jane Austen (1775-1817) wrote six novels including Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Mansfield Park. Most of her novels showed, couples that were madly in love with each other and then couples who married for the status.
If you love someone, you better prove it. Because love is not a noun to be defined, but a very to be acted upon.
Being a pastor’s kid or PK for short, I read stories about love in the bible like: Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebekah, Jacob & Rachel, Esther & the King, but my favorite is Ruth & Naomi, a young widow and her mother-n-law.
“But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16
One of my favorite quotes, probably my favorite bible verse. That was the verse that my husband and I used for our wedding.
When my husband and I started dating, we had been best friends for about four years. We knew everything about each other; plus we started as a long distance relationship with a state line between us.
We were talking on the phone one night discussing the future when I told him:
My husband is my modern day Boaz. I can’t emphasize enough to wait for your Boaz, just like Ruth did.
“Love means that you accept a person with all their
Failures, stupidities, ugly points, and nonetheless
You see perfection in imperfection itself!”
Are you looking for a Romantic Dallas Arboretum Elopement Photographer? Let’s chat! Fill out our contact form. Can’t wait to hear from you.