It's only natural during this time of year to start reflecting on the year as a whole, evaluating how you lived these moments of 2010 that completely soared by! As I've been thinking about 2010, the song "Seasons of Love" from Rent keeps popping into my brain.
"How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee?
in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?
In 525,600 minutes?
How do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? Measure in Love. Seasons of Love. "
Measure in love? Yes, I think that's a good ruler to use. And by these standards, I have had an incredible year! I've been witness to so much love this year!
I decided to pull a few of my favorite moments of the year together:
This Spring, I started the season off with some incredible beach weddings
Some of the more emotional moments....
There were some hot summer days this year!!
I witnessed some great friends tie the knot with out all the frills of the big wedding (below). This was probably one of the most beautiful and honest expressions of the love between two people I've ever seen.
Definitely a memorable moment (above)!! Cindy and Keith did a flawless argentinian tango for their first dance.
This photo, below, won 8th place in the WPJAs Quarter 3 contest under the category of "Other vendors". The WPJA has members all of the world and I'm always extremely honored to place in one of their contests.
Another extremely memorable moment came this fall at the wedding of Cassandra Cherco and Tripper Shea when Cassy (who had recently recovered from Chemo) tossed off her wig on her way into the reception!!
I lost it during this moment (above). This was the purest and most beautiful reaction to seeing his bride walk down the aisle. And he still had that look on his face at the end of the night (below). So much love!
Some moments were just silly (above)
Above, a bridesmaids hand-stiches her friend a "something blue" to be sewn into her dress.
Measure in Love. Seasons of Love :)
Some random snowfall in November made for a chilly day of photos (above)
This year ended with a white Christmas spent with my family in Raleigh, NC. Here's a photo of my 2-year old nephew, Wes, playing in the snow the day after Christmas.
Measure in Love. Seasons of Love.
I feel thankful and honored that I'm surrounded by so much love and am already excited about all the new and beautiful moments that 2011 will bring.
Happy 2011 Everyone!