A few of my favourite things about Tenacious D:
Her ability to laugh at the drop of a hat about anything that amuses her...
I don't know if she's joking)...
...which she obviously shares with her mother...
...her "little" brother...
...and her cousin...
...who also happened to be her Maid of Honour...
...and got to do all the fun stuff like drive, make sure she didn't gag herself with her veil or spill coffee on it, and stitch her into her beautiful dress.
(apparently, playing in whispers on the staircase is familiar territory for these two...)
I love how Tenacious D's eyes turn this wicked shade of green and she melts into a puddle of shmooshy softness when she's happy, which usually involves thoughts or conversations with or about Mr. Spank Me.
(Her MOH had the wickedest blue eyes, too - it was like someone had coloured their eyeballs in with Crayola markers or something...)
And, of course, her impeccable taste in footwear....
Some of my favourite things about Mr. Spank Me:
He is the human embodiment of even-tempered, and there is something soothing and calming about everything he does.
He is very close with his older brother.
He is great friends with his father in law, who not only gave his daughter away but stood up as a member of the wedding party as did Tenacious D's Mom.
But mostly what I love about Mr. Spank Me is...
...he loses his cool and calm and turns into a giant child full of giddiness and joyful glee when he is anywhere near Tenacious D. Which apparently means he sometimes needs a good spanking, hence, Mr. Spank Me.
Lastly, but most importantly, he lets Danielle see her through his eyes, as we all see her - beautiful, charming, smart, and funny. With great taste in shoes.
Some of my favourite things about this couple:
When they are together, the entire world recedes from around them, leaving them in a self-spun cocoon of gentle sweet loveliness.
They love necking in front of the camera. (OK - I think they love necking ANYTIME, but there's no judging here...)
And I do verily believe they have a brilliant life together ahead of them, steeped with equal parts humour, love, and genuine gratitude.
What I loved about this wedding was how small and intimate it was, how each guest had been carefully chosen and their presence honoured and cherished, even those who were no longer there in body.
I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when these two exchanged their vows, present company included.
And the personal touches that made each and every one of us - even the photographers - feel like we were an integral part of their magical day was simply stunning.
I will honestly have to do a completely separate blog entry about their reception when I have the pictures ready, because it completely floored me - the passion and love these two share with not only one another but dear their friends and family is the epitome of picture perfect love, and why I love this job so much.
Dear D & R,
Thank you so much for letting me and Bill join you for your crazy amazing wedding. Sometimes, when you connect with people, it's like you've known them all your life. Or maybe in a previous life. I'm excited to get to the rest of your pictures, but mostly I'm proud to call you not just clients, but new friends. Let's do Chapters soon.