It could have been a scene from a glamourous vintage film: Six years ago, in the dim recesses of a nightclub, a beautiful young woman smiled at a young man, catching his eye amid the clamour of happy voices and buoyant hum of music. Striding over to her, he dazzled her in like kind with his humour and charm, and a romance was born, complete with the perfect first date one Valentine’s Day.
Just like one of those great movie romances which so take our breath away, the relationship blossomed until it culminated in a proposal, complete with a glorious scenic backdrop: America’s iconic Grand Canyon, that vast chasm so deep that the setting sun seems to cleft right into the earth’s heart as it descends over the yawning expanse.
Not long after, the couple—Agnes and Adam—received an even greater gift: The birth of their first child, a beautiful baby girl they named Mia. Together, the little family forged a beautiful life together, and one day found themselves planning that ultimate celebration of love, trust, and commitment: A wedding.
With years of love already existing between Agnes and Adam, this beautiful wedding took on a natural, nostalgic feeling—it was not merely filled with excitement over the future, but also with the echoes of sweet moments past, the thousand wonderful memories that light up the eyes of this couple, that dazzle in their smiles.
It was these emotions—the genuine smiles, laughter, and tears—that I most wanted my photographs to capture, and fortunately I was successful, rendering in images one of the most touching weddings I have ever been to. This wedding, which took place at the elegant Grecian Park Hotel here in Cyprus, was remarkable not in size or fanfare, but in what really matters: Warmth, tender gestures, and the natural, unpretentious affection of people who are too caught up in their love for each other to worry over worldly cares. Such sights remind us of the most fundamental truth there is: That to deeply and wholly love another person is to see the face of God.