Kurt Gerber: Looking Back At The Best of 2016

We're gearing up for a busy wedding season and taking a few last looks back on the moments that made 2016 so great!

Here are Kurt Gerber's best of's...

Kurt's favorite moment at a wedding:

"My favorite moments have come at different times during the wedding day. Frequently at a first look, a couple's first full embrace on their wedding day.  Sometimes at the ceremony when the celebrant facilitates a special moment and the couple realizes this is when they are combining their lives and committing themselves to each other in front of family and friends. Every once and awhile, someone at the wedding gives a really sweet toast to the couple and the room gets to witness that connection."

Kurt's new favorite lunch spot:

"I love a slice of good pizza. My eating program frequently consists of salad at lunch but I love the poke bowl at Aloha in the French Market."

Kurt's β€œpro” tip for couples:

"Plan your day so you have some time to have fun with each other and your best friends. Before the ceremony, at a first look, or in between the ceremony and the celebration spend a couple hours going to some special places as a couple and with friends. Buy the services of a great photographer and video team so your day is recorded beautifully and forever. On your first anniversary, you will be glad you did. As you re-live your wedding day moments you will have some artful documents to remember the day."

What inspired Kurt this year?

"I am constantly inspired by nature. I really try to spend a couple quiet moments each day being grateful for the earth.  I am also inspired by persistence! I find tenacity, willingness and perseverance to be the qualities that serve me the best.  I spent some time up at the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota where the Native American tribes were joined by people from all over the world to protest an oil pipeline that was crossing their land and a major water source for millions in the area. On my last night there, thousands stood in a silent prayer to the earth to bless her and protect her from harm. It had a profound effect on me."

For more of Kurt's beautiful work, check him out on Instagram @operationrte66