Laura and Jeff's Wedding

Laura always was fairly secretive about her boyfriends, so when she actually went out of her way to introduce Jeff to everyone, we all knew he was someone special. After a lengthy courtship, they finally got married in the San Juans.

Friday-Sunday, August 29th-31st, 2008

1: Detail of wedding bouquet

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2: The beautiful backdrop of the ceremony

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3: Strand of grass, outside the cabin

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4: Kaelyn gets her first taste of coffee and proves to be a true Seattle girl—she threw a fit when Terry tried to take it away from her!

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5: Flowers, before the petals were plucked

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6: The petals, due to be strewn before the bride

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7: Terry was kind enough to stand in for me while I was setting up for the bride's portraits

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8: The bride approaches

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9: Laura and her entourage

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10: Almost here

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11: Really close now

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12: Laura poses for a portrait

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13: More portraits

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14: Laura and her father

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15: Big smiles now!

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16: Aww, very cute

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17: One final shot before she has to go get ready

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18: The flower children

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19: Laura's brother

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20: Sandy

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21: Best friends

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22: Jack

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23: Laura's father

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24: Laura looks over the ceremonial grounds

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25: Flower girls

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26: Flower girls

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27: Ring bearer

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28: Getting ready for the ceremony

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29: The conch call

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30: The second trumpeter

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31: Laura's mother and brother

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32: Here comes the ring

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33: Laura's sister

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34: Flower girl

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35: Flower girl

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36: Flower girl

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37: Laura and her father

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38: Laura and her father

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39: The ceremony

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40: The ceremony

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41: The ceremony

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42: More ceremonying

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43: Ella's more interested in the grass than in the expression of matrimonial bliss and eternal couplehood

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44: The ceremony

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45: Are you sure about this, Jeff? :)

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46: Laura looks pretty sure about it

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47: Laura's sister

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48: Jeff speaks

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49: The ceremony

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50: The ceremony

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51: Heading down to the shore to toss the rock

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52: Laura gets ready to throw!

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53: Jeff looks pretty pleased with the whole situation!

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54: Yeah, definitely more relaxed now

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55: Laura in an impromptu reception line

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56: Talking with the flower children

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57: Sisterly hug!

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58: One of the conch blowers

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59: Jack and Mandy

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60: Jack and Mandy

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61: Laughing

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62: Happy bride

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63: Group shot I

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64: Group shot II

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65: Group shot III

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66: Group shot IV

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67: Group shot V

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68: Excited group shot I

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69: Excited group shot II

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70: Excited group shot III (Best of the bunch?)

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71: Excited group shot IV

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72: Excited group shot V

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73: Aftermath

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74: Prepping the bridal suite with a new hand-made quilt!

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75: Ladies, don't you know that's Laura's bed?

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76: Flower petals decorate the path to the bridal cabin

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77: Detail of the petals

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78: Sandy and Ella, outside the reception hall

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79: Jeff's father, at the reception

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80: Tiff organizing things

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81: Ella plays in the sunlight

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82: Ooo, this might be tasty!

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83: Ella

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84: Ella again

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85: Jeff socializes at the reception

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86: The centerpiece of the wedding (cup)cake! So appropriate!

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87: Detail of the wedding (cup)cake

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88: Tiff and Ella at the reception

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89: Jeff

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90: Tiff's placecard

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91: Sandy and an unknown lady

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92: Sandy and two unknown ladies

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93: A guest at the reception

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94: Mmm, delicious appetizers!

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95: The trumpeters have traded their conch shells for glasses

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96: Laura's father relaxes at the reception

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97: Laura's mother turned out roll after roll of delicious sushi!

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98: Jeff, Laura, and a grandparent

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99: Terry is pressed into service as a bartender

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100: Laura and her brother

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101: Mandy and Luke

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102: Mandy and Luke again

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103: Laura's mother sets out sushi

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104: Laura's mother

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105: Terry really seems to be in his element

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106: Ella…tries to call forth fire?

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107: Jeff relates a humourous anecdote to his groomsmen.

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108: 'What you are failing to grasp is the fact that I have huge hands.'

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109: Booyah!

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110: Russella is enjoying the party!

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111: Mandy and Luke share a moment at the reception

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112: Kaelyn and Russella

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113: Mommy and daughter

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114: Terry surveys his domain

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115: Guests start to arrive

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116: Jeff's family

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117: Laura and her brothers

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118: Laura and her brothers

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119: Laura and her brothers

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120: Laura and her brothers

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121: Laura, Jeff, and her brothers

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122: Laura, Jeff, and her brothers

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123: Laura, Jeff, and her brothers

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124: Laura, Jeff, and friends

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125: Laura, Jeff, and friends

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126: Laura, Jeff, and friends

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127: Gangsta poses!

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128: East-siiiiiiiide, yo!

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129: One of the beautiful tables set out for the guests

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130: Terry and Kaelyn

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131: Sandy in the buffet line

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132: Jack in the buffet line

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133: A close-up of the centerpiece in our table

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134: Tiff and Ella at the reception (lit mostly with ambient, but there's an on-camera strobe fired into the ceiling for fill)

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135: The wedding (cup)cakes

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136: Laura circulates

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137: Sandy strikes a pose

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138: Sandy strikes a pose

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139: Kaelyn

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140: Jeff, Laura, and Jack

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141: Oh, here we go

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142: It is on

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143: Messy

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144: Jeff's turn!

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145: Awww, she's clean…for now

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146: Not any more

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147: Aftermath

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148: Mmm, tasty!

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149: Jeff looks a little stunned :)

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150: Exit stage left

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151: Laura got a few more hits in

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152: Nice

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153: Awww

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154: Mandy goes for a cupcake

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155: They didn't last long

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156: The guests loved the cupcakes—deeeelicious!

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157: I don't remember who did this…but I believe Mandy was sighted in the area

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158: Laura hangs out with the trumpeters

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159: Smile for the camera!

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160: Jeff and his mom

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161: First dance

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162: Laura and Jeff

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163: Dancing

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164: Chatting with friends

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165: Laura mingles

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166: The dancing begins in earnest!

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167: Woo! Party on!

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168: Everyone's enjoying the party

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169: Dance circle!

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170: Woo woo!

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171: Laura looks pretty pleased with herself—as she should!

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172: Ella got to dance

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173: So did Luke

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174: Kaelyn too

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175: Sandy with a randomly-selected baby

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176: Laura tells stories about Jeff

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177: Group photo on the balcony

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178: …and now one without the fans please, ladies :)

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179: Adding in a few more people

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180: Everybody celebrate!

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181: The party starts to wind down

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182: But it's still going strong

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183: I think Terry got slapped about two seconds after this photo was taken :)

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184: Water glasses and a candle

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185: Water glasses and a candle

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186: Laura and her grandmother

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187: YMCA!

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188: Everybody dance!

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189: Awww, yeah!

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190: Party party party!

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191: Jeff dances

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192: While Laura looks on

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193: A happy bridegroom

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194: Dancing under the MP3 player

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195: The party's in full swing now

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196: Laura's aunt

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197: Family photo on the porch!

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198: More family photos!

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199: Ok, one more here!

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200: Final family pose

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201: Laura and her sister

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202: More posing

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203: Jack is totally rockin' that shirt

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204: Friendship

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205: First dance

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206: Dancing!

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207: Yeah!

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208: Aww

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209: Having fun

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210: Friends

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211: Aw, cute!

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212: I think brides are entitled to a cookie or two

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213: Totally enjoying the party

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214: Everyone was having a great time

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215: Whispering secrets

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216: Laura and her brother

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217: Laura and her brother

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218: Checking out the other side of the room

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219: Place cards!

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220: Yeah, these were cool

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221: Ella got her own place setting!

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222: We were at the Viking table

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223: Which included the conch

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224: My place :)

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225: The Doughty family

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226: A smile from the bride

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227: Telling a story

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228: Chatting

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229: I loved this guy's shirt

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230: Mandy is surprised (that doesn't happen too often!)

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231: All the guests were having a great time

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232: The constantly-chipper bride

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233: Father of the groom

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234: Friends. With beer.

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235: Sandy

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236: Ok, now the party can start

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237: Aww

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238: Dancing

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239: Happy party-goers

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240: Ok, this is way too cute. They coordinated their outfits!

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241: Jeff's parents

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242: Party is in full swing

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243: Much dancing ensued

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244: Awww

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245: The obligatory bride-with-a-baby shot

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246: Dancin'

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247: Definitely enjoying themselves

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248: Lots of couples

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249: Awww (there are several awww-worthy photos here!)

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250: Party party party!

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251: Sandy and Mandy

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252: Dancing!

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253: Chatting

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254: The party's not over yet!

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255: Perhaps a modified jig?

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256: Definitely having a good time

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257: The party is still going strong

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258: Happy folks

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259: The wedding prayer

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260: Dancers

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261: Jack poses against a black backdrop

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262: Mandy surveys the crowd

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263: Family

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264: New friends?

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265: Impromptu bartender!

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266: Chatting

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267: The happy couple's table

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