Growing in grace

I would like to start off by saying that Sri Lanka is beautiful! I have only been in and around Colombo, and I have fallen in love with the country. To have been able to go there to do one of my favourite things – photograph a wedding – I consider myself blessed.

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Zack and Angel got married in St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk Church on Galle Road. This church is over a hundred years old, decorated with stained glass windows and a majestic pipe organ.

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Guests arrived, music played, and Angel was walked down the aisle – led by her beautiful bridesmaids – arm-in-arm with her dad. Zack waited at the front of the church for her, where they then praised and worshiped God together with all those who came to celebrate.

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You have heard it before, “A couple that prays together, stays together.” That was what hit home for me – nothing can be done to its fullest without it being put in God’s hands first – and that goes for a marriage, a business plan, and a life as a whole.

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Zack and Angel – once introduced to us all as husband and wife – invited us to a delicious meal under a canopy of fairy lights. (The photographer in me squealed a little bit when I saw the lights)!

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The theme surrounding Zack and Angel’s wedding – and marriage – is growing in grace. I think it is a beautiful way to step into an eternity with someone; with an understanding that you are both growing and you both require forgiveness, mercy, kindness, and love to do so.

And what better way to serve each other with these things than to lean on the source of them all – our Lord and Saviour.

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There were two highlights of the evening for me. The first one appealed to the nerd in me…and also to the side of me that loves food (which is all sides)!

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SUPERMAN!!!

Zack and Angel cut their cake, and the evening continued with speeches from friends, and special songs sung by family members.

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(Rozanne, the beautiful Maid of Honour)

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(Eugene, the dapper Best Man)

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(A sweet rendition of Christina Perri’s “A thousand years”)

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The second highlight of the evening appealed to this hopelessly romantic heart of mine above all. Zack took a turn at the mic, and sang “When you say nothing at all” to Angel. Angel’s wore a priceless smile as she looked and listened to her husband.

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Lastly, I would like to thank the Lazarus family for hosting me, and Joy for taking me around Colombo, introducing me to iced milo, and for helping me become one percent fluent in Tamil.

I cannot wait for my next trip to Sri Lanka!

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