The story of David and Viri for me began with a sunny afternoon in Anantara, Uluwatu, Bali. Its a gorgeous place with a breathtaking view overlooking the ocean. I was a lone gunman again that day, shooting the wedding on my own, which was challenging and exciting at the same time. But this is not about me. This is the story of them and how the essence of their wedding left a memorable mark for everyone who came, including myself.
I usually start by greeting the bride first. I walked into the room where she was getting ready and found her with a little anxious look on her face. I asked her if everything was okay, and she told me that shes nervous about how the rest of her day will go. She had left the wedding planning entirely to the groom and was feeling slightly nervous about it.
Meanwhile, on the other side in Davids room, I picked up an entirely different vibe. He and his groomsmen were dancing around feeling happy. The grooms energy was equivalent to a toddlers high on sugar. His laughter was contagious and I could feel the happiness radiating around the room. He was excited as hed prepared a beautiful surprise for his bride.
When I came back to Viri, it seemed as though calm has seeped in. A beautiful smile broke on her face and she was looking lovelier than ever. Everything ran smoothly for the rest of the day and her worry was for nothing. There were happy tears as they spoke their lifelong vows to each other. David is usually a goofball, but at that moment, he had everyone holding their hearts at their throats, choking back tears. It was a beautiful ceremony. And they are a match made in heaven, there was no doubt about that.
The evening reception was filled with laughter from their closest family and friends. And do you remember the surprise David prepared? He didnt invite her for a first dance, instead he got up on stage and sang a song dedicated to his wife – Glenn Fredlys You are my everything – and that she was!
I love the way the look at each other and the closeness they have when they hold each other. They are perfect together. At the end of the day, as we were wrapping things up, and I asked Viri once again if everything was okay. She told me that everything went just as it should be and she wouldnt have traded it for anything else in this world. The celebration was made even more special by everyone who took part in it.
David and Viri, it was a pleasure and a privilege. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and the good of the good life has to offer you both.