The photographer and the happiness corridor, at a wedding


After sitting there, answering some of the questions of the State representative, and if he, or she, are a person inspired for speech, advices and good wishes, as the wedding photographer like and have more time to photograph, followed with that yes with more or less intensity, more or less nervousness or, for some, with more or less humor it starts a desire to celebrate, enjoy and show to everybody that they are exorbitantly happy.

That is why it was invented, I do not know when or by whom, that corridor made with guests that open passage for the wedding couple and bathe them with flowers, rice and hoorays with wishes of everything good and forever. That is the celebration of the most important part of the day, the ceremony. It was for the ceremony that all the things done until there were pointed and after it, the moments to joy, party and be together. Of course, the wedding photographer have so much to do, absorbing all that pieces of happenings around, transforming them in memory photos.

I must say, also, the end of the passage of this corridor is a great relief for me. That obligation I have for not loose any steps and moments of the wedding ceremonies with, at the same time, having all that source of photographic moments offered for those that surround the wedding couple, forces the wedding photographer to pay attention, and tension that he need to let go. That is why, when that corridor falls apart and another stage begins, the wedding photographer does not rest, yet, but he have more freedom to find the photos in the wedding, now, flowing everywhere and needed to be picked up. With the same responsibility.

Almost in the end of the wedding ceremony with the bride and groom still seated at the ceremonial table.
When the ceremony approaches to the end, the bride and groom await the indication of the representative of the state, who presided the ceremony, to start the path among the guests waiting for them to celebrate their new status: married.
The bride and the groom start the path between the guests for a bath with rice and flowers.
In the beginning of the way for the future together, the wedding couple start the symbolic ritual where the guests celebrate them with the launch of flowers and rice, like the tradition says.
The wedding couple reaction when received the raining rice.
It is always a great fun for the Wedding photographer register the reactions of the wedding couple with the rain of rice and flowers as wishes of a happy life together.
The wedding couple at the end of the way between their guests after the flowers and rice.
At the end, the end of the tunnel of affections, in the form of rice, for the new fase of the wedding Day for the bride and the groom and their guests. The formal moments are over and now on it is time to celebrate, as it must. The wedding photographer will continue his work as the chronicler of the day.

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