Well, this is my first wedding blog post of 2020. It's no surprise that COVID 19 has greatly impacted every.single.wedding in the US this year. Dillion and Bailey had plans to get married at Le Jardin in Yakima but COVID tossed those out the window. But you know what??? The day they planned instead turned out 100x better.
Bailey got ready at a local airbnb with her mom, sisters, and her closest friends. We did a sneak peek in the yard with her dad that caused everyone to need mascara re-touches after, including myself. After the first look with her dad, her grandmother got to see her from the safety of the airbnb balcony and if these photos don't represent this year, I don't know what will. It was so heartbreaking and heartfelt, all at the same time.
We headed out to a local park and photographed Dillion and Bailey's first look. Dillion was so anxious to see her. But when he did, he was blown away. I love these photos we shot of them. Bailey stunned in a gorgeous Willow by Watters gown from Honest in Ivory Bridal Boutique in Spokane. She paired it with romantic sultry makeup from Lighthouse Studios Beauty and a simple flower crown. Harper Road Floral did her bouquet and wedding florals and knocked it out of the park!
3 of my favorite moments from the Fay wedding were... First: Dillion's vows. WOW. He knocked it out of the park. I like to think I've heard quiet a few by now and they were my most favorite vows I've ever heard a groom speak to his bride. Second: The moment were some friends in attendance and the wedding party all gathered around and prayed over Dillion and Bailey. It was a for sure a powerful and important moment. Third: Bailey's awesome choregraphed dance with her dad at the reception.
The day was relaxed, fun, and carefree. A friend of the family selflessly gave up her home so the couple could have their wedding with their family and friends present. It's amazing what can be accomplished when people come together for one another. In these times of despair and chaos, never take for granted having loved ones that can shed little light on the darkest of times.
Take me back...