I am all about capturing candid, photojournalistic moments on wedding days. This is an image from a wedding at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside. It was taken during the couple's reception. The story behind the photo is what makes this image even more meaningful.
The bride had not told the groom what song they were going to dance to for their first dance. It would be a surprise. After the guests had been seated and the grand introductions began, the bride and groom were announced. At this point, the guests erupted in applause and welcomed the bride and groom into the ballroom.
The bride took the groom's hand as he led her onto the dance floor. He then pulled her in close and the surprise first dance song began to play. The groom looked down at his bride and smiled. Holding back tears, he said to her, "You're going to make me cry!". At this time the bride gently cupped his face. I love this moment!
I do not know the meaning behind the song that the bride chose, but I do know that it really meant something powerful to her groom. It is images like these that I feel so strongly about on wedding days. Sure, the bouquet and the dress are gorgeous, but I feel like the moments captured are something even more beautiful.
Location: 122 Soundings Ave, Jupiter, FL 33477.Keywords: First Dance (3), Wyndham Grand Jupiter (15).