I've known Yelena for many years, almost as long as I can remember. She lived outside of town, way up a winding road, in a beautiful house with a view of the whole valley. I loved to visit her. It felt like another world, nestled in the flowering meadow surrounded by forest. She's always had this way about her, an elegance, a softness. A beautiful soul. But then she moved to California, and shortly after, I started hearing about "some guy" called Ben. Only when I met him was I actually convinced that he was a perfect match for Yelena. Fast forward a few years, and I find myself at their wedding, at the very house she grew up in. They share a special love and in turn have three very special children. I feel blessed to have shared in your day and to have so many great memories. I look forward to many more!