The Wedding of Christopher & Sher-Lynn
by Kel Li
Chris and Sher-Lynn’s wedding day is certainly one of the hardest blog post I’ve had to write for a while. Not because there was a lack of words to depict them and their special day, it is because there were just so much to say that I was struggling to find the right words that is befitting of their love story. But you know what? I am going to try. I am going to try to wade through my ocean of emotions I feel for them to find the right words that remotely do them justice.
There was just something about this two. There was just something about their wedding day. As I sifted through their clips, I continuously found myself wiping away tiny pools of tears forming in my eyes. There were nights when I found Nigel sniffling quietly at his desk while he was editing their footage and I could perfectly understand why.
I sat down and watched their wedding video highlight and uncontrollably (and embarrassingly) cried a little harder than I usually do or should have from the start to the end of it. I replayed it. Next thing I know, I catch myself watching their video for the 3rd time and still find fresh tears that needs to be released persistently.
I was being so emotional not just because they were crying as they said their vows. I was so emotional not just because I have gotten the privilege to have known them a little more personally as friends the last couple of months. It is not just because Sher-Lynn has been unbelievably kind and thoughtful and has constantly been there around the tiny corner, not wanting to be intrusive in my life but offering a kind word of encouragement as I was going through a difficult season in my life. She was being the sister in Christ I needed. It wasn’t just all these reasons I have mentioned above that made me emotional as I watched their video.
It was them. Just them. Just how amazingly pure their love transcended through the visual memories that we captured of their day. You can feel the bliss (It’s been a while since I witness true bliss in my life). You can feel the sheer innocence that Chris and Sher-Lynn shared between them of their love for one another and the absolute and utter child-like faith in their future together as husband and wife. The joy that surrounded the day felt like a very-very tiny piece of heaven God has promised us to inherit.
I cried when I saw them dance their way in with complete delight. I cried when I saw how cheerful Sher-Lynn was while signing her formal papers of joining Chris to be man and wife for life and I clearly bawled like a baby (silently I might add) when Chris broke into tears as he saw Sher-Lynn walking down the aisle toward him. It wasn’t just because of how stunning Sher-Lynn looked in that wedding dress and that beaming smile she had on her but because he saw his future with her in that moment.
All my life, I have always seek to find a relationship that God speaks about in His word relentlessly. I like to think I have found a portion of it in my marriage as we work hard to keep at it and remember to choose each other with God in the middle every single day. If anything, today I was given the pleasure to witness just how beautiful a godly relationship can be and is suppose to be and that absolute contentment and excitement to start a new covenant together in His name. It isn’t just about “marriage” as a whole but what it is like to be in and have a godly marriage on this side of heaven that God has intended for us in His will.
Thank you Chris and Sher-Lynn, for not only gracing us with your friendship
and allowing us to be part of one of your milestones in life but showing us
and reminding us that as long as we have God as our anchor,
constantly carrying our faith in Him and in each other, everything will fall into place.
Enjoy their Highlight from their wedding day below!
Thank you Chris and Sher-Lynn for trusting my team and I with our craft
and vision to express how we experienced your beautiful day through our work.
I am thankful for the opportunity and I hope you both cherish this little film
(and the rest of the collection!) I enjoyed putting together for the many years to come
and would watch it all over again many years down the road to relive your day!
Wishing you both all the happiness and joy in life! God bless! – Nigel and team