This awesome San Francisco couple were such a joy to photograph. Their wedding, hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis, got the brunt of the weird weather Bend has been having lately but thankfully, when you’re surrounded by your best friends and family, even the weather can’t get you down.
Everything from the getting ready toasts, the ‘first sighting’ under the arbor, the umbrella shots to the ceremonial flowers and kiss had a sparkle to them. Even when the rain was a damper, it helped the colors become more vibrant – isn’t it good luck anyway?
The absolute highlight came at the very end of the evening right as we were ready to go. We said briefly, gosh it’d be great to get some shots in the soaking pool area and Emily replied, ‘Yeah! Let’s do it’ – grabbed David and that was it. She casually dipped her feet in for relief when we briefly mentioned that we’d always wanted to shoot a bride in her dress in the pool. Inch by inch, she said “what about this?” Then…she went for it 🙂 She looked like a goddess and I can’t imagine how that must have felt after the energy of the day. We weren’t expecting such fearlessness (it was a like a trash the dress session on the wedding day!) but were like, yeah GO FOR IT!
Thank you, Emily + David for such a FUN day and choosing to share your shining moment with us.
All the best,
B + W
First frame of the day out the camera and it’s a keeper.
Here are the bridesmaids picking out wedding jewelry and completely oblivious to how adorable they all look in their rollers.
The ladies toast with cosmos…
…the men toast with PBRs 🙂
<teary> The father-in-law hugs the bride in a moment of bliss at first sighting of her in her dress.</teary>
Love the macro for ring shots!
Bride and Matron of Honor right before the ‘first sighting.’
Groomsmen crash the ‘first sighting’ moment 🙂
5 minutes before the rain but man does it make for great exposure!
…and rain cometh. Sadly it decided to gush right at the family photos, which put a temporary damper on things.
When the rain past, the smiles came again!
Bride and Father of the Bride headed toward the aisle…
With a ceremonial offering, friends and family placed flowers around the Bride + Groom.
The ring exchange.
75% frosting, 25% cake…and all of it DELICIOUS!
…he thought it was delicious too! Too bad we didn’t get frosting on the nose – that would have been cute 🙂
Mini-cake and cupcakes by Kellie’s Cakes
For details, they had custom printed matches, dated M & Ms and custom wine classes for guest gifts – beautiful.
Love this casual, classic shot. Camera unaware, playing with the dress.
The first dance out back at O’Kanes. DJ by Star Productions
Father, daughter dance under the light globes 🙂
As one of the highlights of the evening and one of our all-time favorite shots, Emily decided to take a dip in the soaking pool with her dress 🙂
Our Dear Ones,
Looking through Byron & Wendy’s amazing shots has been terrific! With the busyness of the day, we didn’t get a lot of time to visit with many of the friends & family who traveled from far & near to be there. Looking through the pics, we have loved remembering the different milestones of the day (& the loved-ones who shared them) through the talented lenses of Byron & Wendy: the preparation, ceremony, dances & toasts…even little Maecy’s breathtaking rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
We want to congratulate you both on the beauty & warmth of the day (in spite of the unseasonably chilly weather). We want to applaud all of the meticulous planning (and those who worked so hard to bring those plans to fruition) and especially acknowlege our delight in meeting & sharing time with Dave’s large & loving family. Donna & Mike (Marvin, Amy & all), we ADORE Dave, and understand more, now, about how he became the strong, principled, loving & unpretentious man he is. Their home truly is the “Home That Love Built”, and we feel so blessed that our girl & your boy have found, through lives led with careful discernment, the partner, best friend & mate that can complete the visions of happiness they have both held within. Brightest blessings and thank you again, Byron & Wendy, for your artists’ touch in chronicalling the engagement & marriage of these two extraordinary young people!