Full disclosure: I was not the official photographer for this wedding. The professional photography was done by my dear friends the Kwintowski’s. They did an amazing job but had left by this stage so I couldn’t help keeping my camera handy.
I was the head bridesmaid.
The bride is my sister, Emily. And that guy looking into her eyes there: that’s Ashley.
This was the best first dance I’ve ever seen.
Maybe it was because they danced a choreographed waltz, surprising us all that these two quiet kids had taken lessons. They danced slow and danced graceful (well, Emily did).
Maybe it was because the song, a cover of Rainbow Connection (first sung by Kermit the frog), got to me.
Maybe it was because they spent the whole time looking into each others eyes, smiling.
Or maybe it was because it was my little sister and I’d never seen her look so happy and radiant as she did in that moment.