As I sit here at my desk writing this blog, I still can’t believe that this wedding took place almost 2 years ago. I mean, where does the time go? It almost feels like yesterday when the entire world shut down, everyone was going crazy, and we all found ourselves with more time than I knew what to do with.
So you might be wondering, what have I been up to these past 2 years?
Welp, I had two major surgeries that nearly ruined my perfect attendance at work (but thankfully didn’t); but that was followed by an emergency hospital stay due to COVID (which unfortunately did make me miss my first wedding in 13+ years). 2022 was our best year yet, clocking in nearly 140 weddings, thanks to our stellar team at Pearl Paper Studio as well as my wife, who started her own brand during the pandemic.
I’ve also started teaching, I’ve (re)started on my health journey, started a podcast with our friends, and most recently – my wife and I are now hosting a conference for wedding creatives.
Needless to say, it’s been bananas here at the Lau house :). If there’s one thing that I do miss about the past few years was all the free time we had on our hands. But nevertheless, I’m beyond thrilled to be back at work, in good health and in good spirits, back to doing all the things I love.
Starting with blogging this gorgeous rustic wedding at The Inn at Fernbrook Farms.
Like many other couples during the pandemic, they’ve had to reschedule their wedding because of all the restrictions. Unfortunately for them, this was also a scheduling nightmare, trying to coordinate their original vendors for this new date. But because we’re all about celebrating the lemonades we make out of lemons over here; all I can say is that I’d somehow I ended up in their lives, and the rest was history.
There were so many things to love about this wedding – from all the colors, the perfect weather, and even the most outlandishly funny wedding party I’d ever met, one that kept everyone laughing the entire day. But the real magic was really in the moments that Liz & Michael had invited me to capture, by giving themselves the permission to be present in the moment, and to soak in all the happiness and love that was surrounding their day.
Venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms