Beautiful Brides, Beautiful Wedding

On Saturday, September 8th, my gorgeous cousin Joey married her beautiful girlfriend Meghan at the Women's Club in Evanston, Illinois. The ceremony and reception were amazing, on so many levels, and I feel so blessed that I was invited and able to attend such a lovely wedding.
Both brides wore white, and though the gowns were detailed and lavish, I am positive they would've looked divine in anything they had chosen to wear, considering their happiness was evident no matter where you were standing. The priest was well spoken, also smiled broadly throughout, and managed to touch my heart with words I have heard so many times before, yet seemed so relevant and fresh coming out of his mouth and on that particular day.
Most vividly was a passage read from the book of John, chapter four.
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.