Kathleen and Don’s wedding was one of those fairytale stories that you always hear about, but never actually imagine that you could be involved in. In fact, this couple’s wedding has been 40 years in the making. It’s a story that I really can’t do justice telling, but I feel the need to tell the cliff notes in order to get across just how important it was.
Many moons ago, Kathleen was betrothed to Don and the two were happily in love. Due to situations out of both of their control, the wedding was called off mere weeks before it was scheduled to happen. Sadly, the two went their separate ways, moved hundreds of mile apart, and started new families. There was only one problem—the two were still very much in love.
Flash forward a handful of decades, Kathleen is single and excited to move to the next stage of her life. She joins Facebook to keep up with her friends and family, and, out of nowhere, receives an unsolicited friend request from Don. The sparks immediately fly, and within weeks the two are reacquainted, in love, and engaged. Their love is as strong as ever, and it seems as if time actually stood still after all these years.
This type of true love doesn’t come very often and I was honored to document their wedding. Kathy and Don spared no expense. She made it clear from the onset that this was to be the wedding that should have taken place ages ago. The Birchwood Manor made a wonderful backdrop for an elegant wedding, decorated to the nines by Pink Dahlia Floral & Event Design. The ceremony was presided over by the mayor of Parsippany, and the two exchanged their own eloquent vows. “The way we were has only gotten better,” Kathy said between tears. “Waiting for each other all these years has only made it sweeter.” You just couldn’t ask for a more memorable wedding. Best of luck, Kathy and Don. Your love is inspirational. Here are some of my favorite photos.