In his toast to his new bride and family and friends, Joe said, "Annie's magnetic." And that right there is the kindest and most perceptive thing I've ever heard a groom say to his bride. Joe and Annie have this quiet understanding of each other that seems to go beyond everything else. It was fascinating to observe them from behind my lens. Annie is magnetic. Yes. But Joe perfectly complements her magnetism in a way that just makes sense. They fit together and are two of the happiest and most content people I've ever met. They're those people that you just really want to be friends with … and they genuinely want to be friends with you too.
"Annie has an air about her that puts people at ease," Joe said, "and she immediately lights up every single room that she walks into. Everyone, myself included, can feel the sheer amount of positivity and kindness that radiates from her. She's full of love, and doesn't ever hesitate to share that love with the world around her."
And Annie thinks just as highly of her husband.
"Joe is so calm and kind," she said. "He holds himself to the highest standards in any situation and treats every person as if they're family. He is truly my better half."
Annie and Joe, I so admire your authenticity, constant smiles, and unwavering love for each other and everyone around you. You guys are the real deal, and I wish you so many wonderful adventures together.