I met Bob in a Kinship Group via Vineyard Church of Columbus a couple a years ago. Though my husband and I did not stay in the group very long, Bob and I stayed in contact. He needed a new profile picture for his online dating page; and then, like most of my clients, we became friends - keeping in touch through email.
|I hadn't heard from him in a long time (almost 7 months), when I got an email, stating that he had found her. And they were getting married. They wanted a small wedding at the Columbus Zoo - their favorite date place. And Bob wanted me to be the photographer, so he asked if I had July 3rd available (two weeks away from when he asked)... luckily for him because it was a Wednesday - yes I did.
|Bob was so excited to introduce me to his new love - Brenda. Like a schoolboy all over again, he was giddy and at times speechless. Bob had always been hopeful that this kind of love would enter his life again. And Brenda is perfect him. They both have a great sense of humor, a love of nature, a love and desire to explore the world through travel and working with people through ministries at church (they both attend Vineyard). And most importantly, they both wanted to find someone who shared their strong Faith in God.
Brenda wanted to get married in the Aviary section of the zoo, but because they were not renting space - they had to keep the wedding small. I've been to the Aviary before and knew that it wasn't a large space, but I wasn't expecting the wedding to be this small. :) There were only 4 people in attendance: Bob, Brenda, Pastor Charles & myself. It was very intimate and sweet. Brenda had planned for us all to get there when the zoo first opened at 9am and then b-line for the Aviary. We were alone with only the birds as our witnesses.
(In no way, am I a morning person; however when it comes to photography, the earlier the better. We beat the heat, the crowds and the lighting is great early in the morning!! So Brenda timed it perfectly!!)
Many Blessings to both Bob & Brenda and their timeless love!!