There’s something about the sea and being surrounded by water on all sides. It only occurred to me recently how many times water has been a central feature in the weddings I’ve been a part of: Brit & Sam, Alyssa & Andrew, Talia & Christian, to name a few. Both Kristina & Ruha consider themselves island people: Kristina having spent her summers on Peaks scooping ice cream at the shop by the ferry landing and Ruha hailing from culturally diverse Sri Lanka. How fitting then for these two women to meet at a queer dance party aptly named ‘Ships in the Night’, discover a mutual love of the ocean, and eventually declare their all for each other by the water amongst friends and family. Their community came together to support their same sex wedding: from residents offering lodging for guests to one of their closest friends officiating their ceremony. They asked their brothers to be their best men, their loved ones to celebrate with them on the dance floor, and me to get creative in capturing the spontaneous and real. It was an incredible wedding, filled with some of the most kind, hilarious, and fun-loving people in existence. Honoured doesn’t even begin to describe being able to witness the union of these two gloriously talented and wonderful women.