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Melissa & Jay : " Perfect. If There Ever Was"

Well, I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home
— Ed Sheeran
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After the final edit, I always try and choose one image from the entire reel that defines our whole experience together. This, like all other times, was not much easier. We had so many wonderful moments. Tears galore. All happy tears of course. The only sad ones were my own, as the day was flying by much too fast. I chose this still above because it was the loudest to me. Every time I looked at it, it reminded me of all the conversations I've had with Melissa and Jay and what they say and feel about one another. No in between, just an abundant joyous love that words cannot explain. So naturally, I used a photograph. 

Our journey goes back many years when we would joke about Melissa's "Big Day". Sandy and the crew know ;).  I, of course always told her it was right around the corner and when it finally did come, I was beyond privileged to have the best seat in the house. Jay is one the kindest people I've ever met. His laugh is contagious but what gets you is his spirit. Overflows with joy constantly. Melissa is perfect. Even kinder and heartwarming to be around. Thank you both for opening this door for me to spend such a fun day with your families and friends. Tennessee, my second home was a perfect destination. God Bless your marriage daily. Love Always. 

Stanley Tongai