I can't believe that the year is almost over, I must have been having too much fun photographing for it to go so fast. 2010 has been an amazing year of weddings on St John in the US Virgin Island for Crown Images. Here are just a few of the highlights from 2010 weddings that I had the pleasure to photograph. It has been an honor to be apart of each and every wedding, thank you to all my brides and grooms for sharing these special moments with me.
Looking forward to another amazing year ahead!
It is the magical month of December, when diamonds sparkle their brightest. December is the most popular month to propose to your one true love. So, if you have marriage on your mind and have been looking for a great idea to propose, make it memorable. Your wedding proposal will become a story that will be told for the rest of your life.
Here are few inspirational ideas to pop the question:
Slip the ring on her finger while she's sleeping and wake her with champagne and strawberries. At first, the gesture will simply seem romantic. The true surprise will be when she notices her new piece of jewelry on her finger.
Write out "will you marry me?" in the sand on the beach or if you live where it is wintery, in the snow.
Take that kiss under the mistletoe one step further, and pop the question right after your Christmas kiss.
While decorating the Christmas tree together attach your engagement ring to her favorite ornament, and make sure to hand it to her to hang on the tree. You can even have a personalized ornament made with "will you marry me" engraved on it.
Bring her back to the location where you had your first date get down on one knee and say the most romantic thing you can think of and ask her to be your wife.
Of course my favorite is to plan a holiday vacation to the US Virgin Islands and have your room romantically lit with candles, and on the bed have a heart made from rose petals with your engagement ring in the center.
Happy Engagement Month to all and I hope to see you in 2011 at your beach wedding in the US Virgin Islands.
Do tell your story.
Please share your real life engagement stories below in the comment section.
“If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do, is to save every day ‘till eternity passes away, just to spend them with you. If I could make days last forever; if words could make wishes come true; I'd save every day like a treasure and then, again, I would spend them with you. If I had a box just for wishes, and dreams that had never come true; the box would be empty, except for the memory of how they were answered by you. But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them. I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.”
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits – islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
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