It really is a blessing that we get to work in beautiful surroundings and with people in love. Case in point, Jennifer and Nils. No one is a big fan of long distance relationships since they take a lot of effort, work, and dedication. But let me tell you about this couple. Their relationship wasn’t one that had ~400 miles (Norcal to Socal) separating them from each other, nor one that had ~3000 miles (east coast to west coast) separating them from each other. Their 7 year relationship endured 5200 long miles from San Francisco, CA to Norway. That’s right…. NORWAY!
They have such an amazing story that simply had to be included in their wedding program for all their guests to read. I could retell the story a hundred times (which I probably have by now)… but nothing beats the story in the bride’s own words:
“The summer before I went off to law school, I decided to travel down to Mexico to do some volunteer work at a shelter for women and children. One day, while checking my email in a computer cafe, a handsome stranger sat down next to me. After watching me for a few moments, he told me he had never seen anyone type so fast in his entire life! He was traveling through the country and was scheduled to head back to Norway in 3 days. He ended up staying 3 weeks longer in order to spend time with me.
Nils first proposed marriage at my graduation ceremony in 2006, and he has proposed every year since then. After 7 years of traveling across oceans and continents to build our relationship, we are finally ready to be known as husband and wife. It certainly wasn’t easy, but we made it work. Whether I was on a project on an island in Indonesia or in the mountains of Tibet, Nils always found me.
With busy personal lives, jobs that sent us to faraway lands, and critics doubting us along the way, we could have just given up. But we knew this love was bigger than all of that….”
Without further ado, here are the pictures from Jennifer and Nils’ wedding: a soft, romantic event that made everyone there feel warm and fuzzy.
PS. These two were SO caught up in each other that I had to snap them out of it multiple times during the reception to get them to move forward to the next event. This also explains why, that in most of the pictures below, neither of them are facing the camera. All they could see that night was each other.
Planner and Coordinator ME Weddings & Events :: Venue Hilton San Gabriel :: Photographer Henry Wang Photography ::florist The Daily Blossom :: Cake King’s Hawaiian :: Hair and Makeup Joyce Luck Style :: Rentals Fusion Linens :: Lighting Invisible Touch
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