Before I photograph a wedding, I like to sit down with the bride and groom and talk about what their vision is so that I can capture the day in a way that suits their personalities. This meeting began no different (except I was running on very little sleep that day after back to back shoots), and as we got to talking, we became fast friends. One hour turned into 2 or maybe even more, but I was loving this couple so much that the conversation just kept going on! Josh, the groom and I share a love of Graphic Design, I majored in it and he actually does it for a living…and does it well as was obvious when I got to peek at their invites and matching wedding website on a location scouting meeting.

The theme of beautifully executed design was strung throughout the entire wedding day. His attention to detail in designing all the pieces for the ceremony and reception was a welcome breath of fresh air. Unique, fun, colorful and totally them. Along with friends who stepped up to lend a hand in the planning and set up, Josh and Becca created a day that was full of love, honor, fun, and family.

Some great details and moments that stood out were:

1. The details: from river rocks and painted driftwood and even rope, their hip nautical theme was tied together nicely with a pastel pallet of misty green, peach and lavender.

2. Custom designed banners hung on the wall containing their vows to each other.

3. Their “logo” of the evening,  Josh and Becca silhouettes which could be found on their vow banners, a pair of oars hung on the wall, and even on the corn hole game that was set up in the side yard.

4. A super fun cocktail hour (which sadly I didn’t shoot b/c I was the only photographer and family photos won that time slot): white kites flown by several guests, yummy treats were eaten and games of corn hole were played.

5. A very touching ceremony delivered by their friend Darren Heater & music by another friend Adam Day

6. Sunset photos! The day was hot and sunny and photos before the ceremony were a bit hard to accomplish with the lack of shade, so as the sun set and we got the golden hour light, I scrambled to squeeze some beautiful portraits in before dusk (and the reception)

7. Josh and Becca serving their guests the meal. They decided that they wanted to honor their guests by serving THEM so they both donned aprons, josh’s with the words “flannel” and Becca’s with the word “lockets”, which was another reoccuring theme from their invites.

8. Custom t shirts and tote bags as favors!

9. A pie dessert table—-homemade too—still having dreams of how good the strawberry pie was!

10. The awesome love that these two had for each other….they were both so wonderful to be around all day and I wish them many many years of happiness!

Thank you Josh and Becca for trusting me to document your day! And a big shout out to one of the Sugar Farm shooters, Arianne who  finally got to be a guest at a wedding yet still lent a helping hand when portrait time came! Thanks girl!!


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