laurie and chris. where to start?
these two and this day, ever so special to me.
laurie, a (best) friend that came into my life when i first met my husband almost four years ago. and chris, an incredible soul i've known since i was 17. after a particularly bumpy spring for both of them, their paths crossed, totally separate from mine - laurie was finally re-homing some plants with friends the same morning that a group of groggy house-guests were waking up from a rager the night previous. among them was chris.
within a few months it was clear that in each other they had found that missing piece, and shortly after they decided to make it official - they were getting married. when they asked if i would be there to sign the papers and take some photos, i agreed willingly because four years prior, i had made a promise.
it was 2011 and i was at one of the lowest points of my life. freshly heartbroken and back from the prairies, i was home, a 27 year old, living with her parents. stumbling around and not having a clue about what to do next, i spent a year in the solitude of the woods and eventually, it did wonders. in the interim, a somewhat sullen chris came to visit me one afternoon to photo together. life and love and all the things people talk about came and went. but (!) what i remember most from that day was when he said to me, "brit, i don't when it's going to be, or who it's going to be with, but when i get married, you're going to be there to take the pictures."
who would have known these eventual pictures would also include one of my closest friends, someone i had come to know so well that i'd consider her a sister?! so there i was, at their tiny ceremony in bellwoods park, camera in hand, tears in my eyes, watching two of my favourite humans, join their lives forever. what a gift!
stay tuned for part two, next week…
a summer celebration for these two, this past july.