I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
-One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII by Pablo Neruda
When your vows begin like this, you can bet there will be tears. Andrea & Joseph's Five Star Retreat wedding was one of my favorite weddings I photographed last year. After meeting up for their Sewanee engagement session and immediatley hitting it off, I knew their wedding was going to be all things good. I was right. My favorite moments included Joseph being so overwhelmed after the ceremony that he plopped down on the ground to let it all marinate for a minute and of course the impromptu sing-along at the reception to Beirut's Nantes, a song I never would have imagined so many other people knew, so what better song for this post? All my love to this couple!