I was beyond ecstatic when I checked my email to find an inquiry from Lauren earlier this year: “I don’t know if you remember me, but…”
It's crazy how incredibly beautiful a wedding put together by friends for friends can be, and that sums up Cheli and Rob's beautiful bohemian chic orchard wedding. Put together over the course of two months on a shoe string budget, everything looks like a million bucks, and it was clear just how much love their friends have for them in their eager willingness to get every detail perfect from the gorgeous flowers to the tent decoration to the china place settings to the seriously delicious finger sandwiches to the beautiful (and also seriously decadent and delicious) cake. Friends with both of them for several years now, it was my pleasure and honor to be a part of their special day, not just as their photographer, but as a friend and guest. It's so hard to choose just a couple of photos for their sneak peek (I can't wait to post the full-size blog soon, and a mini-blog about Cheli's father-daughter dance!!), but I managed it somehow. Enjoy!
Liz and Nolan were the first wedding I shot this season, and they also happened to be friends of mine, so when I ran into Liz in Portland this weekend, and she happened to mention she went to show her blog to a co-worker and couldn't find it, I was flummoxed. I ALWAYS do a quick sneak peek blog, and a final longer blog for every wedding I shoot. Later, I checked, and she was right: somehow (probably a result of switching computers and website servers) their blog never posted! So without further ado, I will tell you that Liz and Nolan's wedding was one of my most emotional: Nolan is a ball of mush when it comes to Liz, and their First Look had us all in happy tears. You can see the close bond between them from that moment to the final dance we photographed, and I felt unbelievably privileged to get to be a part of their very special day, on this next chapter of their love story.
Never ever have I seen a wedding run as smoothly (and ON TIME!) as Melissa and Michael's...and that's even more remarkable given that Melissa did so much of the work herself, from the bouquets to the table settings, to the place cards, to the tutus her three flower girls (flower girls and ring-bearers were the only "wedding party") wore as they walked or rolled down the grassy aisle. And all of it, every detail, was impeccably, beautifully done; Melissa definitely has a career in event planning ahead of her someday!
Beyond how beautiful every detail was, the best thing about Melissa and Mike and their very sweet families was how incredibly easy-going, chill, and kind they all were. It was a privilege and a joy to spend this very special day with them, and I can't wait to share so many more pictures from that day with you! For now, enjoy these few--more are coming; I promise!
Venue: Union Bluff Hotel, The Incredible Amy Sallese, Wedding Coordinator
Hair and Makeup: Harbor Hair, Abby (Hair) and Maureen (Makeup)
Cake Artist: The Cake Cottage, The Beyond Talented Jessie Giles
DJ: DJ Fred, The Always Keeping Us Dancing Fred Pappalardo
The Dress: Marry and Tux Bridal, Maggie Sottero Designs
The Officiant: Savoir Claire: The Fantastic Claire Winston-Wade