Dionté + Tiffany
Where do I start?
This is one of my craziest weddings ever. Every possible thing that could go wrong did, and I’m not being brash or using hyperbole. It was one tumultuous day. At least it started that day. I’m not going to go into detail about everything that went wrong, but I’ll sum it up. The original venue was no longer available, and every single vendor left or didn’t show up…. except for me and my crew. You see, I decided long ago that if something like this were to happen, I would stay all day, even if there is no wedding. This is the first time that I’ve had to use this company policy, and thank God that I did! About 2 hours into the time that we were at the original venue I got a call from Dionté telling me that the wedding was on. Tiffany’s amazing dad pulled together a wedding in 3 hours. THREE hours. He found a location, found a rental vendor for chairs, and set up a reception at the Chart House in Dana Point. It was incredible!
The camaraderie and love in the atmosphere was strong that day. You could tell that Dionté and Tiffany were truly grateful. They just wanted to get married. Their love was too strong to let little things get in the way. Ok, no venue, and no vendors isn’t just a little problem… That’s a HUGE problem! But at the end of the day, Their love for each-other won out. I truly loved shooting this wedding. The back-story gave me a new respect for the two love-birds.
I’ll share it tomorrow, but I created a fusion video of stills and cinema from the wedding day. There’s one specific line from the song that I chose for the video that I wanted to share. I think it summed up the feeling that went on that day between Tiffany and Dionté.
No more words from my lips, just the look in your eyes says it all, so much more than i could ever. I won’t try.
I know there were tears. I know there was pain. The beginning of the day was catastrophic. That’s not just something you can shake off. But they got through it, and their wedding was absolutely beautiful, and almost poignant, knowing that that the day could have just passed us all by. The warmth from all of the family was absolutely incredible. Dionté and Tiffany are surrounded by friends and family that love them. If they didn’t know it before, they know it now. The bonds that they have are the kind that anyone could envy. I know that the support they have will help shape their marriage into something incredible. They’re not going into this alone, they are blessed.
Dionté and Tiffany, I am truly privileged to have spent the day with you. Your resolve, love, and gratitude spoke volumes to us about your character. I pray that God blesses you in your marriage and life together.