It was a beautiful spring day, warm but not too hot. Under the shade of a majestic oak tree he waited, welcoming her to a new life with him and with his children. They extended all of their hearts to her and she absorbed it and glowed in a way that was almost ethereal. She was a new woman in their lives who would forever change the shape of their family. The one who could match Joe’s wit and will; the missing piece in their lives. Not as a replacement for Mom, but as a new woman in their lives to help guide and shape them. Jill, their rock. Jill, their beautiful representation of happiness and hope for a complete future together.
She said she would be strong. She said she wouldn’t cry. But tears were shed. Not out of sadness, but out of pure love and joy. It was beautiful to capture; and, it gives me the greatest pleasure to share Jill and Joe’s La Provence Restaurant wedding with you now.