So, having just recently seen their engagement photos, I hope you’re ready for their wonderful, natural, unique Fall wedding! I am so proud to note that I did not take a single one of these photos. Yes, that’s right, my partner in life, crime and other adventures, Josh, is responsible for capturing their day. Please take time to indicate how impressed you are with his skills, I know it’ll make him feel awesome! One of these photos actually won our best of 2010 contests on our Facebook fan page I’ll jump in with some best friend & bridesmaid narrative for you too. You’ll really get the full experience!
This picture was taken out of the window in the girls’ room. It looked like a spot out of a fairy tale.
It must be said that our fun-ness was equally matched in Lane’s crew.
Lane and Jenna opted for a first look allowing Josh to take care of all the pictures before the ceremony. This was extremely handy because the rain, or Alaskan liquid sunshine as they call it, came in buckets and buckets, after the ceremony we were all a soggy, happy mess.
As bummed as we all were about the rain, it made for some striking moments like the ones below.
My personal favorite!
The rowdy rest of us popped out for a few together.
But really these two made for better photos.
So very beautiful, inside & out.
Well, it rained and rained (after the most beautiful morning we’d seen in our 8 days) and it came time to make a choice. Like I mentioned in the post about their engagement session, free spirited Jenna had always dreamed of getting married outside. And so, despite the rain and chilly temperatures, she and Lane said their vows and it was one of the most intimate and wonderful ceremonies I’ve ever been to.
Bridesmaid note: the groomsmen hauled the perfect river rocks up to make the aisle.
They poured sand from their native states: Oregon (Lane) and North Carolina (Jenna)
Oh, you know, just rock paper scissors to see who says their vows first. The rain really started to come down stronger at this point, you can see it flowing freely in these next two photos.
and then there was this moment. Lane lost rock paper scissors so he went first and he said some truly beautiful things and then Jenna went and she got down on her hands and knees in the soggy grass and washed his feet. I think EVERYONE was crying. Other favorite picture.
Eventually we all got ourselves together enough to make it back inside. Josh took a few fun detail photos.
Perfect cake toppers!
Some dancing with the parents.
and some funny toasts.
and quick as a wink, amidst the flurry of beautiful fall foliage they made their grand exit. I think it stopped raining right around then!
Our Alaskan adventure was so special, about once a week we talk about wanting to go back. Hopefully while Lane and Jenna are stationed there we’ll get a chance to visit again!