it takes a village

Dearest Marisol + Adam,

I hope this note finds it's way to you love birds between your honeymoon adventures in Bali!!        My week's adventure has been pouring over your crazy, beautiful imagery made at your very inspiring celebration hosted last week in charming Soddy Daisy, TN.  Documenting your love story has been a true delight and one for the books; from your engagement shoot in sweet Asheville, North Carolina onto this incredible celebration in Western Tennessee. You might have noticed the constant stream of happy tears I was attempting to hide with my Canon camera body most of the day! Around every corner, there was another genuine moment to capture; be it your perfectly planned wedding details, eloquent + poetic personal vows or the stunning floral dancing on the heads of many a wedding guest.  I was truly over come with all the feels, the full emotion of the BEAUTIFUL admiration you two have for one another. This love is very clearly inspired by all the great friends + dear family around you two.

It's hard to express in words how full my visually inspired heart grew over the weekend with all your dearly beloved cooking, caring and sharing, loving and laughing, singing and dancing around the two of you.  Marisol, your dad's beautiful speech spoke to the unique community that inspired this love.  Adam, your parents' endearing and beautiful love showed on the dance floor in their own slow dance to their cherished first dance song. And even before that, the display of your community at rehearsal dinner singing and sharing their adoration for your unity is what people dream for their celebration of love...I know I do!!!!

From rehearsal dinner thunder storms, to wedding day rainbows and all the pretty girls and boys on both sides of the wedding party, this all inclusive celebration was just SO GOOD. I could certainly go on and on after such an incredible weekend that fills the heart to the brim, but the sense of community and love that surrounded The Possum Riviera last weekend was simply amazing!!  I'm sitting in post production edits reeling over all the flora and fauna, the tutu-ed dog, the late night dips down at the river, and all the good people around you two that believe in your love just as strongly as the two of you trust. For all of this, each and every morsel, I am most grateful to have been included in your celebration.

In fact, many thanks to you all! Marian+ Dal, Mary + Alberto, all the friends and family, Asheville, Oakland, New York City, Dallas, Charleston, Puerto Rico, and everyone in between. I just can't wait for the next celebration to bring this crew back in this same place!

love,

Rose Photo