Often times. . . .in our moments of deepest struggle, trial, and tribulation. . . . . we find a sign, a moment, an event. . . . that often changes our lives forever. Morgan was thousands of miles away from home studying at Pepperdine University when she made a trip back home to Texas her freshman year. With defeat in her face, she confided in her parents to the extent of which she missed Texas, her family and what she knew to be home. Offering encouragement and words of advice, her parents told her to stick it out for one more semester on the west coast and if she still was unhappy, she could come home. . . . .
Sure enough, as everything happens for a reason, Morgan found a man named Stefan just a short while after that conversation where else, but on campus at Pepperdine. As their journey began and the relationship grew and blossomed, they built not only their bond, but a bond with friends and family from all over the country along the way. It seemed as though so many of the people we found surrounding this couple the day of their wedding had stories to go along with their friendships. . . . all the way to the point that the lovely woman doing Morgan’s hair happened to be the same girl that did her hair the first night Morgan went out with Stefan their sophomore year at school. No coincidence that all this time later, she was there the morning of Morgan’s wedding to make sure her hair was just right for the moments to come.
And finally, the backbone and narrative to the trailer below. . . . Morgan’s father. We have been afforded to privilege to share in so many couple’s wedding days, yet we never fail to take a deep breath and fight back the chills that are brought when we see the unyielding love and compassion that a father has for his daughter. . .and never is it more evident and glowing then on the wedding day. Morgan’s dad was gushing in his own way during his toast at the reception and rightfully so. For it was a big day for he and Morgan’s mom as well, yet such a tough day at the same time. Giving away your daughter (albeit metaphorically at most) is no easy task, for the Mother or the Father, but sometimes it’s in those tough moments where true joy can ultimately be realized.
We truly enjoyed spending the day with two brilliant individuals and there is no doubt that you two, Stefan and Morgan, have a fantastic future and journey together. 🙂
Thumbnail Image Courtesy of The Youngrens
A VERY MASSIVE shout out to Cassandra Santor of Cassandra and Company Weddings for introducing us to this killer couple. Working with Cassandra is truly a joy as we get to focus on the things that are important to our couples, which ultimately makes for better films! Also, a Very Special THANK YOU to the Youngren’s, both Jeff and Erin who not only are incredible photographers to work with, but also happened to be kind enough to let us use this wonderful photograph as the thumbnail image for the trailer. Thank you again for letting us do that!