Every year we grow. Every year we learn something new. Every year we make so many new friends, and form bonds with couples that transcend their wedding days. Every year we're more proud of the work we've created, and this year is no exception. Twenty fifteen had it's fair share of challenges, but it was also an incredible year of growth, both as artists and as partners. Mindy and I have been so encouraged and blessed this year, and we have so many people to thank for making all of this possible. This thing we call our job is truly, sincerely, so much more than that.
Brunch receptions are the best idea.
Bethany + Peter's ceremony took place at noon, and was followed up by a reception with breakfast foods and beer that was handmade by Peter himself. Um, yes please! Bethany and Peter are both speech language pathologists, and the centerpieces on the tables were highlighted by phonetic symbols from parts of words representing their relationship. Nearly everything at the wedding was hand crafted by Bethany herself, and she managed to combine excellent aesthetics with personal significance. Not an easy feat. It's hard to beat well done DIY if you ask us.
If you're looking for a killer little venue for an intimate event, you need to check out Pallet 23.
When we first met Casey, he was shy and reserved, but quickly realized that we were pushing him to speak up and to have a voice. We learned that he and Cameron share a common interest in men's fashion, that they (make an effort to) understand menswear trends, and that looking good is important. For their wedding, Casey had a custom tuxedo crafted by hand just for him. He knows his tailor by his first name. Emma even joked on the wedding day that his tux probably cost more than her dress. Emma got ready in their amazing mid century modern inspired house in Mount Adams, which they both worked hard to have ready for the wedding day. We called them the day before to run over a few last minute details, and Casey was drilling holes in the wall to hang a shelf. They were both working on making the day perfect until the very morning of the wedding. It was so cool to see it come together, and to see both of their tastes come through. And they have good taste. There are few things that inspire us more than a couple who both genuinely care about each other and their day.