Posted by David
The thing that struck me about Marcy and Johnny was how Johnny gushed. Well, okay, he gushed about as much as a grown man can, but still, I count it as gushing. I think his words were something along the lines of, "That's the thing about me and Marcy: we're perfect together."
Admit it, how often do you hear guys talk like that? More importantly, how often do you hear them talk like that at a wedding consult? Heck, how often do you hear them talk at a wedding consult, period? And it wasn't like it was the answer to a question or something. Johnny went out of his way to point it out. To me, that's the beginning of something that's going to last a very long time.
To make it last forever you need another component: teamwork. I don't know if it's because they met while Johnny was playing softball, or what, but these two have "teamwork" down. You can actually see it in their interactions if you pay attention. It's not a "Yes, Ma'am" sort of relationship. They truly work together to find a suitable solution that works for both of them.
I don't mean to go all Doctor Phil on you, but relationships and the work associated with making them succeed and grow is very important to me and Melody. We've seen too many fall apart because someone checked out. It's only when you realize that you're on the same team and that the end goal is "us" that you stand a chance of making it through what life is preparing to dish out. With the united front that these two will present against life, I'm pretty sure that there's nothing that can stand in their way.
Marcy brought along some signs to do a save the date shot. While we got the customary, couple holding signs shot, I wanted to push the envelope a little more. So I broke out the gaffer's tape, found us a stand of trees. Spread us out about forty yards, et voila!