if serendipity is a fortunate discovery you make by accident while looking for something else entirely,
what's it called when unfolding before your eyes appears
exactly what (in your wildest dreams!) you were hoping to find?
baba and bridesmaids crossed the quaint little bridge from the hawthorne house heading to the chapel. there's nothing directed or posed about this picture ~ i was simply crossing the bridge from the other direction, having just come from taking some camera equipment to the ceremony site. love how each bridesmaid is positioned, including even the spacing and movement of the blue dresses (worn by baba's sisters) within the sea of green. love, too, how that railing pulls your eyes in and how the wee bit of camera tilt provides some dance to the image, but that the picture is still grounded vertically.
when moments like this appear, we hear the hallelujah chorus in our heads, no kidding.
and when something works, stick with it!
same bridge, same idea, still with cute girls (but this time, the 2 moms with dads in hand)
what a day! what wonderful people!! what a perfect location!!! what a fun party!!!!
guests came from around the world to be with tad + baba and it's easy to see why.
(a new contender for my favorite family group picture ever:)
so much to love!
can i just say that kansas city's hawthorne house is an exquisite place for a celebration ~ so white and airy:
and a locale even more scrumptious with the addition of hundreds upon hundreds of dainty and delicious brazilian sweets that baba and her mom and sisters has spent the week making for guests. amazing and delectable!
and how beautiful is this girl! beauty inside and out in the truest sense:
. . . down to the tiniest of details
as i was creating the images you see above, look what annika miller saw (and captured perfectly!) from the corner of the room:
"i so want to grab you right now but i don't want to mess you up" ~
i'm working on their wedding slideshow this very minute and again another realization:
WAIT! you've yet to see the party masks!
much to come via baba + tad's highlight slideshow,
but i don't want to wait one more second to thank and thank again
"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures"
~ kahil gibran