If you know me personally, you know my love for Angelene runs real deep. She's one of my oldest and truest friends; a relationship I treasure above most. She's an extraordinary example of resiliency, growth and what it means to fight through the ugly and difficult in order to reveal and earn your truth. She is a force, and I love her with my whole heart.
Then there's Michael. A human who is basically compassion and all around goodness, wrapped together (somehow) perfectly in patagonia sweaters, socks with sandals (!!!) and dad hats. The way he radiates love and kindness is such a powerful gift, and one that I am endlessly grateful to be on the receiving end of. And the way they love one another? Holy shit you guys. It's no wonder that everyone wants to photograph these two. From the looks they share, their tender touches and laughter, and the holding one another so closely, like they're each other's answer... it's out of control. A wholly inspirational love.
With all that being said, it likely comes as no surprise that this was one of the most magical and saturated-in-love weddings I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing. They were extremely intentional about the small group they invited to attend, and in turn created a day that brought each individual in to the ceremony. It's hard to express it in words, it was more than just the two of them getting married... it truly felt like we were all getting married.
I'm going to stop for now and let the pictures speak for themselves because I'm getting emotional and need a hug. Hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into an absolutely remarkable day.
To kick off a night-turned-morning filled with karaoke, too much whiskey and interpretive dancing - Michael decided to gift his new wife (and all of us) with a good old fashioned, down and dirty (but like, in a respectful way) strip tease to Genuine's Pony.
Blessings on blessings, ya'll.
By the end of it all, heart to hearts were had and sweat and tears were shed.
We were and will continue to better off, because of these two.
Thanks for making it through guys... this was a long one! Too much goodness, I just couldn't trim it down. These two are so good. I love them very much. The end.
Handmade Bohemian Wedding Dress by Dame & Maiden
Angelene's Vintage Wedding Ring by EmilyChelseaJewelry
Handmade Rose Gold Necklace by RoseRedRoseWhite
Pink Velvet Shoes from Anthropologie
Florals Designed by the queen herself, Angelene of Little Bits Floral
Cake and Dinner c/o Kiel Kleeburg