By now I probably has heard the standard wedding vow thousands of times. Even then, everytime I see two couples holding their hands, looking deeply into each other and saying their promises to each other always touch my heart. And in the midst of that wedding vow, there's a line that says "to love and to hold..", now I can understand the first part which is To Love, but I've often wondered about the To hold part. Well, up until we shot Ricky and Erica.
Ricky and Erika were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. They fell in love at first sight, and after their first date, they were head over heels in love with each other. Ricky, according to Erika, is not only a very passionate, sober, hardworking, and kind person, but he is also a very tough guy. He is the type of guy that you can always depend on, and you can always count on Ricky to be there for, to help you in times of need and to hold you when you're down. He is the type of guy who will carry all your big luggages up many levels of stairs without complain (actually that happens during their pre-wedding shoot in Scotland). THAT, to me is a true practical definition of the line "to love and to hold". It's when you love that person so deeply, that you're always there to support and just give the assurance that you're there whenever your partner needs you.
So my congratulations to both Ricky and Erika for finding each other, for finding someone that completes you, for finding someone to love and hold you.