the telephone call
that tied up the line for hours and hours
the Saturday dance I got up the nerve
to send you some flowers
[PERRY COMO, “Magic Moments” – also their recessional song (they literally skipped down the aisle), true story]
Cutest. Couple. EVER.
Longest. Wedding. Post. EVER.
so I split it up into two: part two coming later… because Starbucks wifi isn’t cutting it for the upload.
DISCLAIMER: I am *incredibly* biased, because this was my brother’s wedding… and this is my NEW SISTER IN LAW!!
Joe and Jess got the chance to come back up to the PNW and visit a few weeks after their wedding, and it felt so awesome to be able to hang out with my brother and HIS WIFE (still so weird). Such a blessing. And it felt like it had been this way forever. She completed him. And she belongs.
But FIRST: rewind to that weekend in June when the sun came out for the first time in days (not an exaggeration) and Joe and Jess said “I do” in front of a quaint Oregon country church. Literally all the details were SO them, so classy, and so cute.
I could write comments the WHOLE TIME but… I’m overcome with cute.
PS: huge huge huge props to my amazing second shooter, Amber from Huckleberry Lane. I’m honestly not sure which photos of hers I’ve included in this post, so I’ll just give her a shout-out now. *shout*
He read it at their first look. *MOAR heart eyes*
He got her this necklace (picked it out all by himself because he was raised right), and she wore it to get ready. My Mom had duplicated it with large wooden letters the night before, at their rehearsal dinner.
THESE are the details I’m talking about!
HUGE deep breath of classiness.
And this was just the first of many times I cried during his wedding. I NEVER cry at weddings – not even my own. But my big brother’s wedding was a whole different ballgame!
It’s quite complicated.
Me and Mason are married.
Joe and Jess are married – Joe’s my brother.
Caleb and Hannah-in-black are getting married this weekend – Caleb is Jess’ brother.
Emily and Matt are married – Emily is Hannah-in-black’s sister and Matt is Caleb and Jess’ cousin.
All these guys were cute little bachelors who used to hang out and hike and shoot and goof off together. And in just about a week, they’ll all be married! To all of us lovely ladies. =)
BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAITS (YES)…
Cake photos… (I mean)
The adorable first dance…
And that time the father of the bride climbed into the getaway car (it really happened).