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Charlie & Karla-Como Zoo wedding

PINME“The little prince went away, to look again at the roses.
“You’re not at all like my rose,” he said.
“As yet you are nothing. No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one.
You’re like my fox when I first knew him.
He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.
But I have made a friend, and now he’s unique in all the world.”
And the roses were very much embarrassed.
“You’re beautiful, but you’re empty,” he went on. “One could not die for you.
To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you
–the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she’s more important
than all the hundreds of you other roses:
because it is she that I have watered;
because it is she that I have put under the glass globe;
because it is for her that I’ve killed the caterpillars
(except the two or three we saved to become butterflies);
because it is she that I have listened to, when she grumbled,
or boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing.
Because she is MY rose.”
―    Antoine de St. Exupery from the “Little Prince”

There were so many firsts at Charlie and Karla’s wedding! There was a hawk in attendance making all of the ducks at the wedding crazy (they got married outside at Como Zoo next to the flamingo pond). I think the minister had to duck a few times as the ducks panicked and flew directly over his head. It’s the first time I’ve ever done a ring shot with a sloth ( or even seen a sloth) And it was also probably one of the most emotional weddings I have been to. If I had to use one word to describe this wedding it would be connection. There was an honesty and openness between everyone, lots of tears, hugs, laughter, joy and most of all LOVE!



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