The Journey of Seven Promises
And it begins... I get into work waiting for my first bridal appointment of what's to be a slow Saturday. Instead of a bride, walking through the door is his cousin and one of my best friends with a "special delivery". After a few moments of shock and denial I realized what this meant, and so I opened my first letter of the journey.
"You have the day off, so forget about work. Another adventure awaits.... "
(There are a lot of crying photos... don't say I didn't warn you!)
So I left the shop with my friends E and photographer Kevin and headed to an undisclosed location. I was smiling, crying, punching E in the arm, experiencing all sorts of emotions.
Then we arrived, it was Barista, the location of our very first date a year and a half previous. Seated in the exact spot where we sat for hours telling our life stories were his two sisters, I said goodbye to E. I was forced to order a coffee drink (which I hate and cant drink due to medical issues) and as I was greeted by the cashier/ barista he smiled big, "Your drink is already paid for..." , and he slipped a package to me from across the counter. After being given my drink, I sat down with his sisters and opened the first letter of my Journey, a count of our first date and memories of pure joy were written across the pages and at the end was a promise.
"Promise #1: I promise to keep you safe amidst our journey"
signed "T" (using the wax stamp I bought him)
Come back for Part 2 tomorrow!!!
All photos by Kevin Farris Photography