"You can come to us for advice. But you are married now. You are partners. 'Cleave unto each other.'"
And that is exactly right. No matter whether you are so young and just starting out, figuring out the world and life, or whether you've been down this path before and perhaps are holding back a bit...
Cleave unto each other. You are partners. You have chosen to be together forever; to be partners in this life and beyond; they are going to figure things out with you. That is their job and purpose. For you to work together. That is why you are called "mates," and a "couple," and of course, "partners." Because you are part of a set. Work together!
Megan & Josh were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington DC LDS Temple in Kensington, Maryland last week. Sunflowers were the happy, joyful theme for the three days I spent with Megan and Josh, beginning with their groomals on Thursday when I actually met them for the first time! We began with their first look as the unofficial private start to their ceremony so it could be recorded for them to remember!
(For those of you that are not familiar with an LDS Temple "sealing," you can head on over HERE to read about it. The ceremony is considered so sacred that the only memorialization of the moment is your own memory- cameras are not allowed in the temple. It would be too distracting from the divine acts that are taking place at that moment on those grounds.) While I am not LDS, my best friend and office manager is, and after 15 years of friendship, I have become a little more familiar with the religion than your average bear; I love the temples, I love shooting on the grounds and can't wait to return! :)
Friday, Megan and Josh were sealed surrounded by close family and friends, and on Saturday, we all headed out to North Wales in Bucks County Pennsylvania for their reception at the Joseph Ambler Inn. Expect more blog posts in the future on this amazing, (and lengthy!) wedding, but in the meantime, please enjoy this brief preview and of course, this SURPRISE fusion video I whipped up for these two love birds!