Photographing this wedding was an honour for me. At a recent ladies conference we had at church, Princess bravely shared a very personal story of a horrible incident that happened to her in recent years. She sat there with her new husband and shared in a very real and intentional way about what she went through during that time to a group of 1000+ women. There’s no doubt that tears were shed and hearts were touched and Princess was a beacon of hope to so many women of the work of Christ through her. At the end of their talk, the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams came on and Princess and PK came dancing onto the stage, Princess in her wedding dress and PK in his suit, and the room erupted with joy and clapping. I love that just a few weeks into their marriage, they have already chosen to be intentional and real about how God has woven their lives together in such a beautiful way and to be an example to others of how God can redeem and restore.
Their wedding was truly special. It was an intimate ceremony with close relatives and friends who witnessed their exchanging of vows and partook in a meal on the lawn overlooking the most beautiful view of the city below with the twinkling lights starting to appear as dusk fell.
Shortly before Princess was about to leave to walk down the aisle, she and I were alone for a few moments and I was taking some portraits of her in her dress, and she looked at me, took my hand and with a genuine and heartfelt look in her eyes she thanked me for being a part of their wedding day and she told me of how she could not be more delighted that this day has arrived and that God has restored past pain and allowed her to stand there and say she’s marrying not only the man of her dreams but a man who she calls her best friend. I stood there, with a lump in my throat, in awe of this woman who was radiant in her love for her husband and in her love for her heavenly Father. She shone.
Princess and PK, your lives and your testimony are a powerful statement of God’s grace. May you continue to inspire others.
View their engagement shoot here!