>Soulmate. By itself, a word that is defined as somebody whom one has a feeling of deep and natural affinity with. But, there is so much more as we all know. A soulmate is the smile when you aren’t having your best day. A soulmate is the off beat giggle when you tell a joke that really isn’t that funny. A soulmate is the eyes you look into every morning knowing that this is the one. Keren + Pieter are soulmates.
We know this because of the way they connect every time they see each other. The way they look completed by simply being in the presence of one another. It’s funny that we use a piece of audio in this trailer that is mumbled by Pieter as he gets dressed for the ceremony. “I’m really lucky. I’ve got everything I want and everything I could possibly need.” In a society that focuses on “things”, sometimes the one “thing” that is most important is easiest to see on the wedding day.
As Keren got ready for the day, a day which she scheduled around the USC football schedule, she watched her team via streaming online while sharing a laugh with the girls as they did hair and makeup, and ultimately a prayer as they prepared for the ceremony. The guys, on the other hand, got dressed over beers. Beers that Pieter’s brother couldn’t separate with as he made the trek from one end of the hotel to the other to deliver Keren her gift from Pieter.
And as the two opened their gifts, “things” if you will, they both were excited and said “wow” and “pretty”, but it was the moments just before opening the gifts when they were reading the cards, hand written from one another, while fighting back teary eyes that showed what “thing” is most important on the wedding day and every day for the rest of their lives. Love.
A very special thank you to Courtney Toney from Joyful Weddings and Events for her help in orchestrating such a wonderful day. Also a shout out to our friend Jasmine Star from Jasmine Star Photography. Always great to work with good people on these shoots and Jasmine and Courtney rock!