We jumped on board as soon as we heard the great idea of honoring someone in the wedding industry that inspires us. The BrideTide (a HUGE source for news and everything weddings) in conjunction with The Pledge Bank started a movement about a month ago that we just had to be a part of. It’s simple yet, powerful. Our instructions: blog about someone in the wedding industry that inspires us at Life Stage Videography. In our circle of vendors that we work with frequently, there is no shortage of people that inspire us, but William “Paco” Strickland takes the cake. You see, here in Wilmington, NC, or even this side of the country, there isn’t anyone as talented as Paco on the guitar. His Flamenco style and skill set is inspiring in and of itself. Beautiful music! We frequently see him at weddings either during the ceremony or at the cocktail hour. But his story is even more inspiring. Paco has been diagnosed with a form of Bone Marrow Cancer, is enduring the not so fun experience of Chemotherapy. And although he has the HUGE support of our community, you’d never know the battle he has been going through by seeing him or speaking with him. His attitude and character is something we should all aspire to have, and has been an example to many. So sit back and enjoy the song posted below by none other than Paco. His unique talents are not only such a blessing to our coastal community here, but to any bride or groom that gets the chance to book him for their wedding. Thanks Paco, for being an example to all of us, and giving back with your music.
Photos by Brownie Harris