These two have such a special place in my heart. Kevin came into our lives a couple years ago, and over the years we have watched him meet Crista, fall in love, ask her to be his wife, and finally, marry her. They tied the knot on the edge of a sun-lit lake in Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria, Oregon. It was a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, surrounded just by their close family and friends, with a reception down a path and through the woods. Crista is naturally artistic and creative, so their whole wedding consisted of little touches of hand-crafted beauty and collected items. Friends came from all over to chip in and help make this wedding a reality. The cake was made by Crista's mom, and the food cooked by friends and family. Anne of Green Gables was one of Crista's favorite books growing up, so it provided lots of inspiration for their wedding. Mix-matched teacups and plates lined their lace-covered picnic tables, and guests enjoyed live music from a band of folk musicians. Later in the evening guests were taught how to contra dance, a favorite pastime of Crista & Kevin's. Later on, we slipped away for some couples portraits on the beach. Crista has always loved tall ships (and even spent a year traveling around the world in one!), so when we heard that a rusted shipwreck was just a mile down the road, we knew that photos with it were a must! It was the perfect day. I am so happy that we could be there to capture it, but more importantly, to celebrate with these two!! Our hearts are so full for you both, Crista & Kevin! Love you tons & congratulations!
Meet Joe Bahar. This man is the love of my life. He supports me, loves me, encourages me, and is the sweetest, most romantic man alive. Some days I really just don't know how I got him! Today he has been blessed with the gift of Jury Duty, but that didn't stop him from planning a super romantic weekend getaway last weekend. He knows how much I love exploring the Oregon coast, so Friday afternoon we jumped in the car and headed south on a road trip to Bandon, Oregon. Joe booked the most adorable little cottage with a view of the beach from our balcony. Just a short walk through the dunes and we were at the beach, with the most beautiful, rocky views. We spent the weekend eating seafood and exploring the coast. It was a weekend for the books, and I am so thankful I get to call this incredible man my husband. I love living life with you, babe! Happy Valentine's day!