There I was sitting in the dark fighting back the emotions, just hoping my wife wouldn’t turn and notice the stream of tears in the glow from the movie screen. Yeah, I’m man enough to admit that I cried during the ending of a recent movie. Disney movies have a tendency to do that to folks...right?
Toy Story 4 was another fun adventure for the characters we’ve grown to love. It highlighted many wonderful traits, such as integrity, compasion, friendship, loyalty, and love- traits which the Toy Story franchise is known for.
As I watched the toys dedicate themselves and come together for their “kid”, I couldn’t help but think about all the hard work that all wedding vendors put in behind the scenes for their couples, for their “kids” if you will.
There are lots of moving parts on a wedding day and plenty of things can happen. If we’re doing our job correctly, we can anticipate and respond accordingly to any potential issues and help alleviate any stress before it arises.
Just like the end of the movie (don’t worry, no spoilers here), all of the toys work together and sacrifice to bring their adventure to a close and to make life a bit easier for their “kid”. In the end their little girl looks up and sees her toys sitting right where there, where they’re supposed to be and in that moment, a big smile comes across her face, and she feels safe.
I’m so thankful to be there for my couples, helping ease their stress while also capturing every moment of their day. While I don’t necessarily want to equate myself to a toy cowboy or a spork, I do take my job very seriously, and I’m glad to be loyal to my couples as if they were my “kids.”