April 18, 2012

Real Weddings: Lauren and Brian

We've been hit with beautiful warm weather here in the Northeast, so we're in the mood to share a destination summer wedding! Today's real wedding photos are from Lauren and Brian who were married last July on Camano Island in Washington State. A private residence was booked for the reception. Lauren says:

"It was a true DIY wedding and I had so much help from my friends and family. We would get together and have craft parties to make the invitations, decorations, marshmallows for the smore bar, place settings, labels, flower balls, bouquets, etc...it was so fun!"

The bridesmaids wore Oyster chiffon in Dessy Style 2802. The color gray is still a wardrobe staple that apparently is not going out of style anytime soon!

Lauren's brothers were intimately involved with the wedding. One was the officiant and the other played the acoustic guitar and ukulele during the ceremony. They also gave the bride and groom a special wedding gift.

The ukulele that Ryan had played was actually handmade for us by a builder in Los Angeles. He even had the inside inscribed to Brian and I. It was such a touching and thoughtful gift and something we will cherish forever.

A common thread between brides seems to be the time they get to spend with their grooms.

"The whole day was amazing and there were so many moments that I could categorize as my favorite; however, the best was back in the hotel room that night. It was almost 2:30 in the morning and B and I ordered room service (seeing as we had ate barely anything during the wedding)...we sat and talked about all of our favorite moments of the day. To be able to
re-live each of our favorite moments over grilled cheese was priceless!"

Congrats Lauren and Brian! May you have many touching moments in your future!

Photographer: Clane Gessel of Clane Gessel Photography

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