This was a wedding I will always remember! It was my first hurricane wedding! Hurricane Nate was knocking at our door and made it to be an interesting day because we were not sure how much of the storm would impact the wedding. Luckily, we were able to make it happen and still turned out to be a memorable ceremony and reception.
Apart from the close encounter from the storm, I came to appreciate the character from the friends and family. Everyone was easy going, flexible, and happy to be there.
During the day while getting ready for the wedding, the officiant noticed my wrist tattoo. It’s of a semicolon and asked what it meant. In short, the meaning is from a nonprofit organization called Project Semicolon and their motto is, “Your story isn’t over yet.”
“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life,” explains Project Semicolon’s website.
With that said, it opened up a conversation about some similarities we have in the counseling field. I was also able to connect with the photographers who happened to know a youth pastor I knew from when he lived in Dothan. Garret and Traci grubs were the youth pastors at Ridgecrest Baptist Church when I first moved to this area. They are now at Sherwood in Albany, GA. The same church where the director of Facing The Giants and Fireproof movies! It’s crazy how I met the photographers who know the Grubs. Small world!
This wedding isn’t about me, however these are elements that I appreciate very much!
Mark and Gabbi I wish you both the very best! Thank you so much for allowing me to film your wedding day!