Life is like a winding road; there are unexpected twists, turns, and even a few bumps along the way, but somehow you always arrive where you’re meant to be. This analogy couldn’t find a more perfect example than in Evelyn and Phil, who are no strangers to life’s ever-changing ways and, after lost loves, have finally found each other. Giving nod to her roots growing up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, Evelyn and Phil decided to take the next step in their journey together by traveling back to Evelyn’s roots and exchanging vows through a traditional Navajo wedding ceremony. On this very spiritual and special day for them both, Brian Minson Wedding Photography captured each moment, including the tribe elder’s ceremonial passing of the corn meal basket around a circle — starting with east, then moving to south, west, and finally north. At each interval, the bride and groom eat from the basket in a sequence to represent all stages of life’s journey. The symbolic meaning of this precious custom was a perfect way for them to represent the intertwining of their paths and the beginning of the new road they would travel together, hand in hand.
Congratulations, Evelyn and Phil on reaching your beautiful destination!