When she was 12, a young girl named Tory began writing love letters to her future husband. She didn’t know who he was, or when she would meet him, but she had faith that one day they would be married. She wrote him often, sometimes multiple times per day, and she always signed her letters “XOXO, your wife.”
Many years, hundreds of letters, and thousands of prayers later, a young man named Henry walked into the gym where she worked. He was insightful, kind, and insisted on calling her “Victoria”, a name befitting a princess. More so than those earlier traits though, Henry was persistent.
Now you may think at this point, “This is the guy! This is who she has been writing letters to! This is her (future) husband!”, and you wouldn’t be wrong about that. But nothing is ever that easy. Victoria and Henry began a friendship that soon culminated in a first date, where Henry asked her, “Do you see a future with us?”, to which Victoria immediately and directly replied, “No, I do not see a future with us.” But as I said earlier, Henry was persistent. That first date soon led to another, and Victoria’s letters and prayers began to be directed at Henry.
This wedding film is the culmination of Victoria’s letters and Henry’s persistence. A wedding to a husband long dreamt for and a wife that was persistently pursued. But there is one other aspect to this story that needs to be told. Victoria and her dad have always been close, and he knew that while she was growing up she wrote letters to her future husband often. What he didn’t know is that she had also written something for him; a song that she wrote, recorded, and played when they danced together at her wedding reception.
As Henry put it, “This was the best wedding ever”, and I would agree. Partially because it really was wonderful, and partially because Henry is Rachel’s cousin. We are thrilled to be related to such an incredible couple with an amazing story.
Getting married? Rachel and I would love to film it! Please get in touch!