Monday, February 14, 2011

ashley and eli's wedding weekend: in photos

The last weekend of January, Joel and I hopped in the car and drove for a few hours, then hopped on a ferry to Whidbey Island, Washington to make it to Ashley Erikkson and Eli Moore's wedding (of the amazing LAKE). It was our first time on this ferry, and our first time on Whidbey, so it was doubly exciting. We made it there early and ran into the groom and a few other friends on the street, walked around the shops, and had lunch at a cute little Greek restaurant. I wish we had more time before things to really explore, but after lunch, we made our way to the church to get ready for the wedding.

We ran into sooo many people we knew from Olympia, and caught up with friends while we waited around to be let in. We sat in the back once we got into the church, and though the ceremony was pretty short, it was super sweet and simple. Kind of not what I was expecting, but it was perfect for both of them -- the picture below is the only one that I managed to get during the ceremony (it was so quiet -- but first kiss photo!). Ashley's dress was perfect -- I wish I had gotten a better picture of it before she changed into her reception dress, which was also super beautiful!

The reception: (half of these taken by Ben Kapp!)

Karl Blau was grilling oysters outside!

First bite of cake!

Instead of a first dance, they had a first song! OF COURSE!

That night, we left a little early and took two ferries to get to Vashon Island, Washington, where we slept over at Sophia and Tyrel's, and then the next morning took their "Save the Date" photos for their wedding. They are TOO CUTE! I love hanging out with them!

After the shoot, Sophia made us amazing green smoothies, and we took our final ferry back to Tacoma early so that Joel could get home to do homework! How boring! So worth the weekend away, though! It was perfect!


1 comment:

Adam Zeek said...

Such great photos!
Feels like I just took a trip without leaving the house.