Woodrow Wilson House Wedding
There is always something so sweet about a couple getting ready together. Shaneequa was finishing up the dance mix for the reception when I walked in, music quietly coming from her laptop, but she was full absorbed into her world. Jacquetta on the other hand was running around the room getting things ready for me, attending to the flowers, and giving Amanda and Alissa from Lovebus Events all the things they needed to go setup the ceremony location. But while they were separate in the same room, very quickly that changed. The laptop was closed, Jacquetta got her dress on, and Shaneequa got some help buttoning up her sleeves. Suddenly, they were a team again. Slowly smoothing out their wedding attire. Helping each other round up everything to get out the door.
Shaneequa and Jacquetta naturally just fall into each other in such a way that I could just watch and wait. I could wait for the burst of laughter. Which is a luxury- to just snap and wait because they were in no rush, no nerves, just being together. And with Erica from Silver Immersion having done their hair and makeup, I was in photographer heaven. But the Woodrow Wilson House awaited. It was finally time to hand out the vintage handkerchief programs.
Shaneequa held Jacquetta’s hand so tightly when she made it to the front of the aisle. And for a few moments, they held each other’s gaze in the same way. Here they were. About to read vows, about to jump the broom, about to kiss in front of many family members. But what punched me in the gut was the intensity of those few seconds of just being a team once again- ready to be a team and do all the things together they had done all morning- every morning.