Laura + Ken
Laura + Ken
Greek Orthodox Church of Saints
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death."
There was not a dry eye in the room by the end of these words. And it wasn’t simply because that poem is absolutely beautiful and speaks straight to the heart. No, it was because it followed a speech that was so full of deep family love that it was truly impossible not to be moved. Speaking of the kind of love between soul mates that changes who we are, and the love from parent to child, that is as unconditional as it is infinite, these words took us on a journey that brought us right to Laura and Ken, and to the epic love story they have woven for almost a decade.
This is what I have come to appreciate so damn much weddings such as this – heart felt rock-me-to-my-core type moments, paired brilliantly right next to moments of pure joy and belly laughs. The energy and love from their 140 strong celebration was incredible, and while early in the day the traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony had me in absolute awe of the traditions long held in their family, it was the party and dance floor that followed that had me desperate to book the next flight to Greece.
Laura and Ken, thank you for sharing not simply your day with me, but the love and traditions of your family, and the love and strength of your story.
Too deep? Nah, just the god honest truth ♔♕
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A day so rich in history, family, love and celebration
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