My last wedding before vacation was a picture-perfect winter wonderland with Jody and Aaron. I started the day at The Greenlake Church where throngs of family and friends were decorating and preparing for the day ahead, and Jody was excitedly prepping in the small bathroom downstairs with her bridesmaids and lots of little ones. The atmosphere was perfect – busy and buzzing.
The ceremony, just after sunset, was beautiful. The church was covered in candles, and gorgeous flowers made by Jody – she even made each bouquet by hand, and they looked amazing. It was emotional, but also fun – I love the shot of Jody turning around and flashing us all her beautiful big grin, while Aaron is bent over double with giggles!
After the ceremony we braved the torrential rain and headed down to Court in the Square in downtown Seattle. The decor was, again, beautiful – and Aaron and Jody pulled off a grown up elegance while still catering to the many kids who were there to celebrate with them.
After some good Mexican food and lots of crazy dancing, Fiona and I set up the photobooth lighting against one of the brick walls – what a great backdrop. We had a lot of fun working with Aaron’s daughter Morgan as she helped us with the ‘booth’, and she even took some of the photos below – she did such an awesome job!
Thank you all for a fun and love-filled evening – I went home feeling very much at peace with the world. Enjoy your teasers!
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