Two days before I was due to photograph the 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal of this Groom and his Bride, I was invited into their home so we could get acquainted before the big day.
In this old school Italian family’s home, I sat at the table with the happy couple and some dear old friends of theirs who had been married for 43 years.
This here marriage novice had the most insightful discussion with these nuptial heavy weights on the secret to longevity in a union. We ate cheese and figs and drank wine and in no time I felt like I was part of the family, and it was beautiful.
The big day was touched gently by sadness, as it also marked the end of a mourning period after the loss of a dear one, but I truly believe I saw many generations of this family present, those with us and those passed, all celebrating 50 years of amore and famiglia.
LOVE & FAMILY
What else is important?
I’m honoured to have been able to chronicle the day, and capture just a few of the precious moments that this family had.
The biggest thing I’ll take away with me from this experience were the words of the Groom, the evening we met.
‘In life, in the home, there will be storms, but soon, the sun… she come out.’
Sage advice for a novice.