There are so many feelings surrounding this wedding. Andy and June felt like people we’d known forever yet were unlike anyone we’d ever met. They were eclectic, passionate, and grew up in wildly different parts of the world.
Andy, from South Africa, met June in her home town of Singapore by throwing a party with mutual friends so he could drum up the courage to ask her out. Little did he know, she thought he was gay!
Nevertheless, it worked – and some odd years later we found ourselves in in the heart of Brooklyn at the unparalleled 501 Union watching Andy and June share their love with friends who flew across the world to support their marriage, share stories over champagne, and spread the love that Andy and June have surrounded their relationship with. It was beautiful.
Aside from the small isms like calling one another “sweet pea”, or the small quick kisses they exchange with one another, I think the best way to shed light onto their hearts is to share a glimpse of their wedding day – the part where the Andy & June stood up to thank their parents and the bridal party and continued to express their gratefulness for those in attendance. Their time to speak was short so they asked everyone to get out of their seats and look under the cushion where they had placed an individualized thank you note to every guest.
Every single guest.
Everyone curled up with their notes, put hands over their hearts, hugged their spouses, and together raised their glasses in the air thick with love and appreciation.
I’ll never forget that moment. It spoke so much about who Andy & June are and allowed us to see that this day wasn’t just about them, but about every friend and family member who contributed to their story.