Mary & Zeke Wedding {#standbaiedme}

Ok... when I started out my wedding season this year I said I would leave my blogs short... or on the less is more side. I just can't! Especially not with this amazing wedding. It seriously was a perfect day {besides the crazy wind}. I'm going to mention of few of my favorite things about this wedding, I know there are many more, but these are coming from my "outside" perspective: 

A: The beautiful reminders of Mary's father who passed away a few years ago. 1. In the bottom on her dress, a heart cut from one of his favorite shirt with their wedding date embroidered on it. 2. Mary's brother's walking her down the aisle {so emotional}. 3. Mentions of him in ceremony & speeches made me wish I could have known him.  4. In lieu of favors, Stand Up 2 Cancer donation cards. 5. The pearls Mary is wearing on her wrist, were a gift from her dad, he bought them 3 weeks before he died for her to wear on my wedding (they were not even engaged). Her mom gave them to her this April...it truly meant that he 'approved' of Zeke for her. โ™กโ™กโ™ก

B: Zeke's Grandma... just the cutest woman EVER. She didn't speak a lick of English, but smiled, laughed and was just a beaming light the whole day. 

C: The fact that a majority of Zeke's family came all the way from Argentina, not all of them speaking English. They tied in a few Argentinian traditions and confections as well.

D: The color palette... SO PRETTY!

E: Mary's nephews announcing her coming down the aisle and feeling a little stage fright. Adorable.

F: The FUN wedding party. So playful & full or laughs and fun. 

and last but not least... their first dance:

G: AMAZING! They started out slow, to Etta James' At Last, and then totally just broke it down by putting on sunglasses and speeding it up to a fun, flirty, adorable first dance. A surprise to most {I was prepared ;)} 

I loved it all. There was so much LOVE, LIFE & BEAUTY present. Thank you for having me capture it. 

XOXO


To see all the photos from this wedding {password GROUSE} ---- click HERE

The Wonderful Vendors

Venue: Grouse Mountain Lodge

Flortist: Mum's Florals

Cake: Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen & Alfajores from Etsy

Catering:Grouse Mountain Lodge

Hair: Michelle Rice & Kelli Burns , Red Union Salon

Makeup: Reecia's Salon

Dress: Paloma Blanca

Videographer: Arrowroot Productions

Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom โ€“ Monique Lhullier

Groomsmen & Groom attire: Mens Warehouse

Invitations: Noteworthy

Officiant: Joe Akey โ€“ family friend

Rental & Decor: Celebrate Party Rental

My AMAZING 2nd shooter: Shawna Kaycee Photography

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