Dear 2016 Brides...
Dear 2016 Brides,
I want to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be part of your day. Thank you for letting me in on some of your most intimate moments on the day you married your best friend. I loved being there to capture the moment you said I do, the first kiss as a married couple, and the way you wrapped your arms around each other after the ceremony. Thank you for believing in me as your videographer. It means the world to me that you trusted me during my first year in the wedding industry! I cannot tell you enough how thankful I am for you. Your encouraging words when we talked for the first time were so meaningful, and I loved seeing your reactions to your highlight film!
I hope you are enjoying life as newlyweds. I hope you and your spouse are delighting in each other every single day as much as you did on your wedding day. Remember that your spouse is a gift. You have partner to do life with, to explore with, to share life's joys and trials with and that's a gift. Your marriage is important and just like anything else in life, it needs to be invested in.
I'm sure you have watched your wedding film a million times already, but I encourage you to be sure you watch it on your anniversary. After being married for a year you have probably forgotten lots of details from your wedding day and I guarantee it will be such a great tradition to watch your wedding film each year on your anniversary. You'll be reminded of the look on your groom's face as you walked down the aisle or the way your dad squeezed you after your first dance and those memories will come flooding back! It's such a great tradition to start this year as your anniversary approaches so I definitely encourage you to try it!!
These thoughts aren't very cohesive, but I needed to write them down so you know how valuable each and every one of you are to me. So thank you again for everything!
And to my 2017 brides, I am so excited. I cannot wait to get to know each of you more as you share your love story with me! Your wedding day is going to be amazing and I cannot wait to be there to capture every moment. I look forward to these dates as I circle each one on my calendar and carefully print your names on the day. Your weddings are going to kick butt. They are going to be emotional and lovely and you are going to have SO much fun. And I can't wait.