Rebecca and LJ

It’s actually taken me quite a while to try to figure out what I want to say about this wedding. And in the end, I don’t think I can really say enough, so a little will just have to do.

When I was a little girl, my best friend’s name was Rebecca.
That’s me on the far left (do NOT make fun of that vest, okay?) and Rebecca is second from the right.
Rebecca and I went to kindy and primary school together. We were the best of friends. I wrote about her back when I posted their engagement photographs up on my blog.

It totally spins me out to think that…. when we were those little girls, up in that picture there, we could never have imagined our futures… and now we’re both married in the same year, in the same month, a few weeks apart, and I was her wedding photographer. Even after having lost touch for so many years, I was a part of one of the biggest days in her life. That’s really, really special to me.

And Rebecca’s family are just the coolest people. Like ever. Like, they’re all so close and wonderful and awesome. I feel sad that Bec and I lost touch for so many years, because I wish I could have stayed a part of her life, but fate does funny things, and now we’re back in each others lives. Which is just the bomb.

… what the hell is in my HAIR in the picture up there?!

ANYWAY. Back to this beautiful wedding. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more happy, beaming, excited Bride. You couldn’t wipe the smile of Rebecca’s face. Everything about her wedding made her happy. She was SO STOKED to be marrying her best friend (to the point where, right after the vows, Rebecca yelled out, “I HAVE A HUSBAND!” with the most gleeful look on her face. Yep. That was the general feeling of the whole day). And that, to me, is the epitome of weddings. THIS is what it’s supposed to be about. THIS is how it should be. Everything was perfect, because Rebecca and LJ were so happy. (Oh, btw, Rebecca’s mum MADE her wedding dress. Just try to get over that, will you?)

This is Rebecca and LJ McDonald. Married.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to Rebecca and LJ for letting me capture the awesome. Thank you to Rebecca’s family for, just, everything. And thank you to LJ’s family for being so lovely. :)

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