She keeps cool, this friend of mine, which is why I knew her wedding day would be an enjoyable day. Jovi was calm as a cucumber (where does this phrase come from and what does it mean?!). When I got to her hotel room, she was getting her hair done. She sat there just chatting and joking with everyone, like it was just any ol’ day even though it wasn’t anywhere near just any ol’ day.
Hair and make-up were done efficiently and beautifully by the always awesome Sherry from The Artform Studio, so unlike many wedding days, the bride actually had time to relax and take a breath before she had to get dressed. As if we were just having lunch in the break room at the office, Jovi and I simply chatted as her maid-of-honor and bridesmaid got ready and I was taking photos of her. I wanted to blurt out, “how can you be so calm?!” But that’s just how she is. Jovi goes with the flow, which makes her so unbelievably capable of doing everything without going completely and utterly nuts.
When it came time for her and Eddie to have their first look, she traipsed towards him, almost doing a little dance in the process. I won’t lie – when they finally met eyes and hugged, I had to keep myself from crying. I’d been friends with them for over seven years; knew the ups as well as the downs and I was just so happy for them.
Thanks so much for entrusting us with your special day, Joves and Edward!!! Love you guys!
Tam said that Eddie and his good friend Darrin were total hams in front of the camera and I didn’t need to see the photos to believe it.
When I asked them how they met, they looked at each other and laughed.
“Do you really wanna know the whole story?” Andrea asked. I really did!
Long story short, she said, they’ve known each other since junior high.
Honestly, that’s all I needed to know. It doesn’t take a psychic to see there’s a whole lot of history between Andrea and Bo. The way they look at each other, the comfort and calm they seem to radiate in each other’s presence – it’s the makings of a deep and loving romance, wrapped in the blanket of friendship. That’s just the best kind of love, isn’t it?
Wedding plans are on the horizon, but with a little boy on the way, Andrea and Bo are holding off for a bit. Regardless, it was as great a time as any to take photos to just reflect their love, wedding date set or not.