Melinda and Lionel are from the USA, and their story is full of touching and romantic details. They met young while working together, and Lionel finally asked Melinda out for a date on a Valentine’s Day. When the time came to propose, Lionel used a Japanese tradition he admired, as he lived in Japan for a while when he was younger. In Japan, their legend says that human relations are predestined by a red string that the gods tie to the pinkie fingers of those who find each other in life. Legend has it that the two people connected by this thread will have an important story, regardless of the time, place, or circumstances. The red string might get tangled, contracted, or stretched, as surely often happens, but it can never break. So, Lionel planned a picnic date with Melinda at the Washington DC National Cathedral where he proposed to Melinda with a red string, and they had an intimate Catholic wedding in the USA. Melinda had a dream of having her wedding pictures taken in Fisherman’s Bastion, the most romantic spot in Budapest, where she is originally from, and I had the pleasure of making this dream come true for her.
Kind words from M&L:
Thank you so very much for the amazingly beautiful images!
You have given me my dream wedding portraits and we will (especially me) forever cherish them! We love ALL of the images!
Next time we are in Europe I’ll be sure to let you know so we could do portraits again.
Melinda & Lionel
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