Friday, December 23, 2011

to those that did

I have to say that I am truly overwhelmed by the amount of love that has flowed down upon me from Bobby’s friends, by them reaching out and personally welcoming me into their lives.  A union such as marriage is one of the greatest parts of our journeys, and one that we will most often know is right for so many reasons.  However, our friends and family do not dwell within our heads, and know not our reasons for embarking on such a commitment with another person, yet it’s truly humbling when they know you so well that they can see your happiness, sense your abounding love, and trust your sound judgement.  This is taken to another level when those accepting friends stretch out their palms and pull you in, giving you an insight into their trust and approval for such a union to take place, and often loving you both so much to offer some pearls of invaluable wisdom that they would have learned along their own personal journeys.
Thank you to my friends, that have taken the time to get to know Bobby, even though you might not have met him in person, as yet.  It brings me great warmth and happiness to know that you have made an effort to get to know the person to whom I have chosen to spend the rest of my journey with. 
It truly is a saddness when your own limitations and boundaries prevent you from sharing in the happiness of those before you.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

During my drive into the city today, and whilst talking to Bobby on the phone, he suggested that we make a blog called The Jon Joons (I shall leave it up to him to explain this little phrase) as a sort of running account of how we deal with being apart yet still work towards planning our wedding.  There are times it may be comical and there are times when it might be manic, but we anticipate that it will nevertheless keep our friends and loved ones up to date with the planning of our small wedding, including our mental running commentaries.
Never is there a dull moment with the Jon Joons.  Even a simple phone call to the other half, on the other side of the great ocean, is riddled with impromptu rapping and song.  
It's edging towards the stroke of midnight, and I guess there are two main people I want to give a shout out to, for being amazing during this organisation process, and who we cannot wait to share with you on our day.

One is Erin, who has been a integral part of our decision making factor of where to host this union.  She will be working with us very closely as the coordinator at Calamigos Ranch, in Malibu.  Bobby and I are literally pleased as pie at the wedding taking place at what is to me a magical place.  I can't think of anywhere else that would resonate as intimately to the kind of person I am, than this place.

The second is Michael Segal, who will be our wedding photographer on the day.  Bobby has been working very closely with Michael in the last several months, and they have fostered not only a great working relationship and understanding, but a great friendship out of it also.  His work is powerfully emotive, and I have no doubt that he will capture the droplets of love and fun which will pour from the hearts of all who are there.  

These two factors were key to the day of our union.  Being passionate about the environment, Calamigos slots into both of our personalities perfectly, from the 100 year old oak trees drizzled in fairy lights, to the ferris wheel and merry-go-round, to the geese running wild, and cow in the paddock.
And, as photographers passionate about images expressing what words sometimes cannot, we know that there would be nobody better than Michael to express this for us.

The many faces of The Jon Joons

He asked, "Can we talk about the wedding tonight?  Can we get planning?"
He took the reigns, and he shook them.
So refreshing when "he" is as excited as "she."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

...and, here we are...the Jon Joons have landed.  It was a journey through the searing heat, wading through fertile ground and sewn seeds whilst the crickets frolicked in between the sprouting reeds, but, they are here.
Who are the Jon Joons?  They are Fiona Gohari and Bobby Aazami.  The magical pairing of two roaming souls bursting with creativity, whose light aligned through a collision of cosmic energy, and laced themselves within the other.  A force, so great its strength and vivacity, that their footsteps burn the ground upon which they tread.  Yes, they have arrived, and yes, they will strive, and yes, they will conquer.