I can't even express to you what this couple and their families mean to us. You may remember the story of how we came into their lives, last February. We were in Seattle, shooting a wedding and of course our plane was delayed....while sitting at the Chili's bar we met Jen's mom, Carey. From there we got to know the family, while shooting Jen's brother, Carey's son, Justin's wedding. During the process of working with them we became increasingly close to this group of people, as they were the most welcoming and gracious people we could ever have had the pleasure to work with. We have never once felt like hired vendors, but more like friends or even family at every event we have shared with this incredible family!
The day of Jen and Matt's wedding was the most laid back and easy going wedding day I could ever imagine! Jen, being in the wedding industry herself, knew first hand the stresses that couples go through and she wanted no part of that on her day! Her bridal party was equally as easy going and so amazing all day! As you will clearly be able to see below!
When we got to the venue to shoot Matt, the groom, and all of his groomsmen the aura was no different. He started out by giving his guys, the usual, bow ties, cuff links and of course their own pair of Vans shoes he had bought them!
Once the bride arrived at the venue, I just happened to be in the bridal suite and was witness to one of the most precious moments I have ever witnessed at a wedding. She asked the time, which was about 10 minutes before listed ceremony time. The officiant, a family friend, asked if she was ready and she excitedly said, "Yes! Can we start now?!?! I can't wait to see Matt anymore!". I have never seen a more excited bride that is genuinely devoid of any anxiety or nerves, but pure joy!
As we watched the procession and I was in my normal spot, waiting to shoot the groom's reaction as Jen came down the aisle.....I realized I had tears pouring down my face! As she reached Matt at the end of the aisle, she couldn't even contain herself grabbing him and hugging him fiercely! The whole day was beautiful and although we had some road blocks for our day of slideshow, we were able to privately show the couple that night. Here is a sneak peek with the slideshow we showed them. Congrats Jen and Matt and all of your families and friends, we love you all! Thank you for everything!!!