I could easily spend this entire post telling you how fabulous Cortney and Alex's New Year's Eve wedding was. But instead I'm going to talk about the song in their highlight. Yup, you heard me right. You see, I usually pick a song more for it's pacing and "feel" than its lyrics. But as I listened to "All We Are" by OneRepublic, some of the words seemed so perfect for "Cort & Al". "We won't say our goodbyes... We won't break, we won't die. It's just a moment of change. All we are, all we are, is everything that's right..." Some say it's about long distance relationships, others say it's about breaking up and getting back together. Well I have another take on it. One month before their wedding Alex was in a serious car crash and nearly died. It's a miracle not only that he was able to make it to the wedding, but also that he's even alive today. But on their wedding day, they didn't want to talk about it. I'm going to be very transparent here. As a storyteller, that was hard for me. I thought a story that emotional and amazing would be perfect for their wedding film. But when I sat down to start editing and listened to toast after toast from their rehearsal dinner about what strong people and amazing friends they are-- and then heard this song-- I realized "that's not them." These two are all about celebrating life and living it to its fullest. They don't want to dwell on the bad times, and definitely want to embrace the great times. And when presented with what I'm guessing is the absolute worst experience of their lives, they wouldn't say their goodbyes... wouldn't break, wouldn't die.

Cinematography | PenWeddings
Photography | Chris Humphrey
Coordination & Design | Christina Leigh Events
Ceremony Venue | Kirk of The Hills
Reception Venue | The Mayo Hotel
Cake | Frosted Art Bakery
Florist | The French Bouquet
Reception Band | Larry Gordon & The T-Birds
After-Party Musician | Annie Ellicott
Lighting | Omni Lighting
Hair & Makeup | Maitee Miles
Invitations | The Inviting Place
Photobooth | Artworks Tulsa Photography
Bride's Gown | Carolina Herrera

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