Mr & Mrs Dean were here

This bride and groom left me feeling as overwhelmed as when I first started photographing weddings.  Not because of any pressure they put on me, but because they had so many perfect details that I hoped I could capture them all to feel as amazing as they made that day feel.  I am going to just try to list some of the amazing details and the rest you will have to spot for yourself in the images or might just remain in the memories of all the people celebrating.  As guest arrived at the abandon amusement park they walked across a bridge to a path lined by oranges.  After signing the guest book they followed the oranges to the ceremony site, passing friend’s tents (that chose to camp there instead of a hotel) on the way.  When they got closer, bubbles and the sound of chimes that a friend was playing filled the air.  The bride’s mom made the bride’s dress and a crown to match the crown that she had worn on her wedding day made from pearls and lichen she collected herself in the weeks leading up to the wedding.  Later in the evening the bride exchanged the crown for a hat she stole from her dad’s closest and adorned it with flowers and a veil.  The groom made her wedding ring out of wood, and wore a suit that he had fallen in love with from a thrift store years before.  I could explain this magical celebration in words more, but I will let the photos do the rest.  Amber and Rick, I feel cooler because you chose me to be apart of this; your love, your friend’s and your haiku’s are dreamy.

 Enjoy while listening to Amber & Rick’s first dance song “Until You Came Into My Life” by Ann Peebles.

…and when life gives you oranges, make orange juice. The next morning brunch included juice from all the oranges used as decoration and trail markers during the wedding…