Letters are a big part of our story - maybe that is why we love them so much! Matt and I wrote letters the summer we started dating. I realized I had feelings for Matt when he moved to NYC in June of 2015. His last night in Marquette before the big move, I told him I was bad at goodbyes but mentioned that I liked writing letters. We wrote a letter every week of the summer until he decided to come back to give this “crazy little thing called love” a chance (Matt’s words, not mine). On our wedding day, Matt and I chose not to do a first look. Our letters to each other that morning were our only contact before I walked down the aisle.
Letters help you to express your feelings. In the whirlwind of your wedding day, they give you the opportunity to speak words of affirmation and love to your partner. By taking the time to write your future spouse a letter, you set the tone for this special day before you even get to see each other. From the perspective of us, the wedding film makers, we love capturing the moment where you read your letter. It helps to preserve a memory that would otherwise go unseen and unheard. Being able to hear your spouse reading the words of their letter to you and seeing your reaction to the letter to yourself will be one you hold dearly as you go through life together.
Now that we’re married, we honestly don’t write each other letters that often. We do, however, cherish the notes and letters we’ve written over the past two years. I can only imagine how much we’ll treasure them as the years continue go by. We hope that you take the time to write your favorite person a love letter before your special day - we know you won’t regret it.
Until Next Time,
Lauren (& Matt)