I’m pretty sure my brain has permanently linked thoughts of Brian and Marine with the idea of adventure. It started in college, when my roommate and I were studying abroad in Peru and able to meet up with Brian and his friends while they traveled there. Of course, Brian and Marine’s story sounds like a movie script: they met on a train on the way to Paris. Yep. Traveling across the country, each for their own reasons and purposes, and they ended up sitting next to each other. All it took was a little bit of wing-manning to make it work, and before they knew it they were dating long distance.
As their relationships grew these two experienced life together not only in Europe but in Australia as well, and when they finally tied the knot in a historic church by the sea in Normandy, they had me along. The church in Honfleur was of special significance: Marine’s grandfather had helped rebuild and renovate the church years ago. The reception took place on her grandparent’s property in Honfleur, and it didn’t stop until the sun came up the next day. I am not even kidding you. I stayed on shooting until about 2:00 pm, then had a beer and danced a little, but I couldn’t make it much past that. Brian, Marine, and a small group of their friends went way beyond, watching the sunrise from the pool on the property. Crazy fools! But so in love. So, hey, why not.