Me: Wait, but I thought you’re already married?
Her: We are, but now we’re making it official.
Me: What are you talking about? You had the whole white dress, destination wedding in NOLA, all that. That wasn’t official?
Her: We made the comittment to ourselves and each other, but it wasn’t official-official.
That was our conversation while we ate our vendor meals at a wedding that Karla and I were photographing together. It reminded me that marriage isn’t about the fancy details and a gigantic party (though those are awesome benefits), but it’s about a promise – and that promise doesn’t necessarily need to be on paper in order to feel real.
Fast forward a few months later, on a rainy afternoon in Justice Leslie Zises‘ beautiful home, Karla and Abby made it official – with Karen and I as their wedding photographers and only attendees. 🙂 I can’t say this enough. I AM SO HONORED.