A handful of weddings unfold perfectly, but most are marred by the little things that inevitably go wrong. And then there are the weddings that are interrupted by true tragedies…
When an earthquake hit Sichuan, China on May 12th, there were, in addition to all of the people going about their daily business, men and women poised to enter into a lifelong commitment.
Wedding photographers hired to capture what were to be joyous moments instead snapped pictures of destruction, confusion, and fear.
Brides- and grooms-to-be, friends, relatives, vendors, and other individuals were left wondering what to do in the aftermath.
Looking at these photos I wonder whether those couples who hadn’t yet exchanged their vows did so hastily and without fanfare in the dust and rubble or chose instead to wait until they could have the wedding they’d always dreamed of.
I can understand the latter impulse, though I think that I would have chosen the former option. There are no guarantees in this life, so why let the capriciousness of Mother Nature delay your life plans?