an epic wedding

A wedding is sometimes a beautiful celebration of two people deeply committed to one another who want to declare their love publicly. A wedding is sometimes a glorious occasion for two families to join together, merging their lives, their traditions, their common love for their bride and groom. A wedding is sometimes an occasion to throw an awesome party. And sometimes, a wedding is an occasion to do all three, in epic fashion. This was one such occasion. MB and Greg managed to do all three at Tierra Retreat Center in Leavenworth this summer and, believe me, it will be one that goes down in the books!!! They brought together friends and family for their destination wedding in the woods to celebrate love in all forms. Love of each other, love of friends, family, food, play, nature.  Epic is often over used, but I assure you, this was the absolute definition! Congratulations MB and Greg! So much love to you as you continue to create your epic future!

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DJ: Jed Gossman JMG Entertainment
Flowers: Grown by Mother-Of-The-Bride as well as Pike Place Market
Lawn Games: Trinity Inflatables
River Float: Tube Leavenworth
Liquor: BevMo Ballard
Bartender: Ken Bailey
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Now I see…

You know those people in your life who are there for you, no matter what? The ones who would drop anything to help you when you need it? The friends who help you move, even if it means flying in to do it? I hope you do. Everyone needs this in their lives. When I met MB and Greg, I kind of got the impression they were those kind of people. Loyal–fiercely so. Involved–intently. Engaged–deeply (in life and in love). I am lucky to have these kinds of people in my life. And, I also feel really lucky to have met and struck up a friendship with MB and Greg, especially since I might need some help moving! Just kidding! Truly though, their kindness is infectious–it spreads, roots itself and stays with you. I am so looking forward to documenting what I know is going to a wedding to remember at Tierra Retreat Center in August!

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Meghan & Danny | Married!

He read his vows aloud, smiling his big, sweet smile, as he did so. She beamed brightly as she watched. She looks at him often this way. And, he, likewise. It wasn’t just because of this big, happy, special occasion that they looked at each other in this way. This is what their love looks like…from the inside out. It is radient, big, beaming. This is the kind of love Meghan and Danny share with each other. This is the kind of love, the kind of life, they share with their friends, their family. It’s beautiful. I can’t help but bem as I write these words, thinking back on their day. I couldn’t have been happier to witness this day. Congratulations, Meghan and Danny…I look forward to adventuring with you soon!

Photography: Atlas & Elia Photography

Venue: Tierra Retreat Center

Dress: J Crew

Suiting: Joseph Abboud

Catering: Ravenous Catering

Cake: Flour Power Baking Co.

Musicians: Olive Breshem, Sabory Huddle, Doug Medeiros, Joe Kelly

Jazz Quartet: Jargon

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Meghan & Danny | Married! | First Look

Their thirst for adventure is infectious…watching as these two gathered with family and friends to be married, I could see it in their friends’ eyes. Meghan and Danny bring that out in the people they share their lives with. And, I’ve no doubt, this is just the start of their quest for living life to the fullest and sharing that with others. Here is just a peek at the beginning of this new adventure…

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Alex & Erik | The Wedding!

Sometimes people come into your life at the right time. You don’t know why, or how, but there they are..ready for you to embrace them. For Alex and Erik, they came together through mutual friends, and they embraced it and each other.

As I watched their beautiful day unfold, it was like watching a long embrace…the embrace of lovers, that are also best friends, and life-long partners as they face the world. At the end of the night, I sighed, a big, long sigh of gratefulness for this couple for sharing this day with not only their family and friends, but with James and I…it was a reminder to us all, of the great beauty this world has to offer, if only we embrace it. Thanks, you two…

Photography: Atlas & Elia Photography

Venue: Tierra Retreat Center

Dress: custom made by Becky Stafford, a good friend from LA
Caterer: Sam from Spreading Roots Catering, made with fresh produce from the organic farm on site
Flowers: hand picked the morning before the wedding at Roots Produce & Flower Farm
Wax paper lanterns: made by the bride and her sister, with flowers sent in from family and friends around the country.
Beer: made by the groom and a good friend, Ryan

Shoes: Seychelles

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Alex & Erik | The Wedding | First Look!

I can not say enough about this wedding and, more over, this couple!! Be sure to visit here tomorrow to see it and read all about it!



I promise, you will not want to miss it!

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