Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Kelly + Josh Wedding

In late December and early January we often spend some time reflecting over the past year and its impact on our lives. One of my absolute favorite things from the past year (and definitely something that was a big impact on my life) I'll be sharing on the blog today.

Last year Josh and I embarked on a grand adventure both in the literal and figurative sense. We set off to not only travel our way up and down the west coast (something I'm sure I will eventually post some photos of on here as well) but also to become husband and wife.

We said "I do" surrounded by our close family in a beautiful location by Muir Beach & Muir Woods in California. To continue the personalized & intimate feeling, we wrote our own vows, made the bouquet from flowers we picked at the San Francisco flower market, had our siblings involved in the ceremony, and we collected trinkets from our travels and incorporated them into the sand ceremony that featured sand from the local beach.

Upon returning home, we happily celebrated with friends and family. We threw a vintage garden party complete with costumes, an outdoor photo booth, and personalized yard games like fish bowl toss, ring toss, cornhole, and a giant lawn version of jenga. We set up a popcorn bar, trail mix bar, and smores area in honor of some of our favorite snacks. Vintage postcards from California were used as our sign in book and I made vintage photographs of the guests as their favors.

Also, remember those two kids (i.e. us) who were crazy enough to photograph their own engagement shoot? Well, we took things to a whole new level by photographing these days as well... definitely crazy, definitely worth it.

If any family or friends are reading this, I want to again thank you for celebrating with us and being a part of a very special time in our lives.