Once upon a time and several lifetimes ago, I started a new job. On my first day of work, I met Mary. She complimented me on my earrings and we bonded over our years of experience in the theatre. I immediately liked her.
As lovely as our meeting was, the real sparks flew when Mary met James at the very same job and a romance blossomed. The rest, as they say, is history.
Fast forward several years…Mary and I have moved on from those jobs and Mary and James were engaged and looking for a photographer. Actually, they were looking for a photographer and a band. They discovered my husband’s website and after connecting the dots, realized that he belonged to me! Mary jokingly sent me an email and asked if we are a husband and wife wedding team and I wrote back and said…”Actually…that’s something we’d love to do!”
This was BY FAR the most memorable Fourth of July I’ve ever had! They were married on the Skansonia, a 1928 ferry boat that is docked on Lake Union. If you know anything about Seattle, Lake Union is THE place to be on the Fourth of July. Lake Union provides some of the most spectacular views of the city and fireworks are set off right over the lake.
The day couldn’t have been more perfect. The temperatures were in the 70′s, the sky was crystal clear, and love was in the air! Mary and James are the kind of couple you want to be friends with. They are fun, vivacious, and laid back and their wedding reflected that. It was very important to them to spend their wedding celebrating with their friends and family. They wanted a party and that’s just what they got, complete with fireworks!
Besides how fantastic and fun this couple is, what I admire most about them is the genuine love they have for one another. This couldn’t have been more evident than when they saw each other for the first time. They chose to do a “first look” before the wedding and I think they’re glad they did. Even under the best of circumstances, weddings can be a bit nerve wracking. The moment they saw each other, it was if they could both breathe again. Mary instantly remarked that she felt much calmer after seeing him. I replied, “I think you’re marrying the right man.”
I have just begun sifting through the photos, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few with you today. I promise to share more soon. For now, here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite photos from the day!
Congratulations, Mary and James! It was truly an honor to be there with you on such an important day in your lives. Here’s to many years of laughter and love!