It was an unexpected turn of events. Becky called me with less than a week until her wedding, in tears and worried that she might not end up with the photos she wanted of her special day. Her simple and sweet wedding was originally going to be covered by a friend, but at the last minute the plan didn’t work out, and she was calling in hopes that I would be free to step in. She said, “Just a few photos of this and that. It won’t take long. You don’t even need to stay the whole time. Just please. Can you make it?”
I’m so interested in the story of a wedding day that I can’t just show up for ‘a few photos of this and that’. I wanted to really be there. Be invested. Tell the whole story. I was asked there because of a hiccup in her original plans, but I think I was ‘meant’ to be there, drinking in the truly lovely spirit of this wedding. So, of course, I went. And I loved every minute of it.
I know Becky through friends, and she is a servant, a talent, and a gem. Jarad is one lucky guy to have found her, and although I barely know him, I’m confident that these two are going to have a wonderful life together. It was a beautifully bright and simple wedding with an intimate feel, great food, homemade pies, lawn games, and fun people…totally the kind of wedding I love. Thanks so much for thinking of me when your plans turned upside-down, Becky! I was so honored to be there with you, and I send my love to you both. Congratulations!
Edited to add Becky’s notes about the details:
bride’s ring: vintage 1930s (not family, just purchased online), dress: originally intended to be sold as a bridesmaid’s dress, purchased at Anna’s Bridal Boutique in Portland, bouquets: designed by Tyson Coleman and the bride, centerpieces: designed by the groom’s mother Mary and the Matron of Honor Leah in antique jars collected by the bride’s Great Aunt Mildred, Catering: friends of the couple (Laurie Akehurst, Alyssa Reeber, Arielle Jungwirth, Tina and Bill Polis, Burke and Cindy Hagan), Cutting Cake: 6″ whisper cake from Macrina’s, then homemade pies by family and friends served with ice cream, Invitations and Programs: designed by the bride’s mother Diane, Decorations: the bride’s mother Diane and sister Laurie, along with the bride and a team of young helpers (kids helped make all of the paper decorations)