Linda and Chris’s wedding was a much anticipated event for us this year. Having never been to Australia, we truly did not know what to expect. We had heard that Sydney was actually a lot like Southern California in the feel of the area and style of the people, so we figured we would be right at home. When we arrived at the airport and saw the beaming faces of Chris and Linda it was as if we were coming home and meeting old friends. Linda and Chris had asked us if we would stay with them in their home, so over many nights of dinner and wine we got to know the incredible hearts of these two. Through the extended time we were able to spend with them we felt honored to be able to see the intimacy and subtlety of their love. There is an open, heart-on-their-sleeves, honesty between these two that immediately captures your heart the instant you come in contact with them. They are a team and take such good care of each other. They have the cutest orange kitten named Cookie. They love photography and have recently started their own studio.
Flying all the way to the other side of the world also allowed us to be involved in their story the entire week of their wedding. Through their rehearsal and time spent at each of the parents’ houses, we were able to get to know their sweet families who welcomed us with open arms. And we couldn’t have been more grateful! Spending time with them reminded us that marriage is not just the union of two people, but the union families and cultures. In what at first sounded like and ode to Linda’s Armenian heritage, during his speech Chris spoke a few words in Armenian. As Linda and her entire family broke out in hysterics we soon heard the translation of the few Armenian words he’d learned for the occasion: “…the only thing between you and your grandchildren is that wedding dress!!”
Linda and Chris, thank you for inviting us into your home, your families and your hearts! You are both incredible and we feel so blessed to have been a part of day number one of your marriage! We wish you both all the best with your marriage, your photography business, and can’t wait to see where life takes you both.