It is a rare and beautiful thing to truly feel and see the love between two other people. As a wedding photographer I’m lucky, I see it more often than most. However I have rarely seen it at the intensity I saw it this past weekend. The amount love that comes pouring out of the eyes of Abby and Joey when they look at each other is enough to melt the coldest heart. During their first dance I literally started crying into my viewfinder because I was just so happy for these two and what they have found. I kept saying to guests, “look how he looks at her”. Anyone can see how madly in love Joey is with Abby any day of the week, but their wedding day was especially intense and joyful!
It was also so special to see the sand ceremony and witness the bond between Joey, Abby and Joey’s son Cohen. Cohen is just as in love with Abby as Joey is I think! Seeing this little family come together was so sweet!
Joey & Abby have some great marriage role models to seek encouragement and advice from. Donna Ames, their amazing wedding coordinator and florist with Receptions by Design, arranged for the DJ to have a dance off of all the married couples to narrow down the couple that had been married the longest. The top 2 couples married the longest number of years were the bride & groom’s grandparents! More than 120 years of wedding expertise between the 4 of them! It was beautiful moment when Abby’s grandmother told her and her groom the key to success was “good communication” and her grandfather gave this advice “tell her you love her everyday”.