We're All Kids Waiting to Fall in Love | Boston Harbor Wedding

It doesn’t take much to really find someone to love. But it takes so much more to find someone to be a kid with. Kids have the purest of hearts and a transparency that is unrivaled. The honest nature of a partner determines the success of a life- long relationship. Honesty with the most purest intentions comes to form through agreements and disagreements, but on top of those, a compromise that helps nudge each other to become the very best person; not just for each other, but by the standards of giving and receiving to every component in each others’ lives.

Through my lens, I saw a love, sincerity, trust, and calmness in Kate’s eyes as Jesse said his vows. As drops of joyous tears fell drop by drop from her eyes, a reality settled over me. It’s not quite emotion that induces tears, but maybe it’s the acknowledgment that every wall has just fallen down. That from this moment on, through any hardship, through any agreements and disagreements, a sincere heart receives you, no matter what.

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We fought and we loved | Sonesta Boston Wedding

No two relationships are the same, but they are all the same. Confused? I’ll explain. When Indira said her vows to Jason, her voice was strong and purposeful; her gaze filled with an overwhelmingly spirited glimmer. Her eyes glistened with emotion as she said her vows, “We’ve been together through good and bad times. We fought and we loved, and we never gave up on our relationship.”

No two relationships are the same. The experiences that each individual couple trek through are so different and so unique, the journey isn’t why we fell in love, but how and why we remain in love day after day. From the first moment that your eyes met, to the (accidental) time that your hands brushed. Or do you remember those blistering hot days in that cramp apartment?

But they are all the same. It’s moments like those that make each experience so different and to each their own, a struggle that was faced and overcome together. Although the struggles differ from couple to couple, the journey and the love built from the latter brings us to the same place. Not physically, but emotionally. We all come to a realization that we could not live without that person in our lives. That together we find more hope, more strength, and more courage to be the best that we could ever be.