What a great, laid-back wedding this was! Jessica and Erik were wed a week ago at the Piedmont Community Hall – one of the most beautiful city parks I’ve ever seen.
This couple decided that while they don’t want to see each other before the ceremony, they want to take as many pictures beforehand as possible to free up more time for the evening. Jessica looked simply gorgeous when we met her by the Japanese Tea House.
Leaving Mike with our bride, I went to look for Erik and his groomsmen at the ceremony location through the park. Little did I know that I took the wrong trail and was heading further and further away into the park! I have to say that huffing and puffing uphill with heavy gear was really hard work! It felt like I spent about a a week wandering in the woods when I finally came out to the site and found the guys.
Jessica had cool berries in her bouquet:
The outdoor ceremony by the fountain was filled with joy and laughter. The officiant started off by reading Jessica and Erik’s passionate and humorous words about each other: how they met and their first impressions. It’s quite a challenge taking photos while you’re laughing hard! :)
After the ceremony there was great food and emotion-filled toasts. Everything pretty much went exactly like Jessica wrote to us in an email a week before the wedding: “We’ll simply be dancing the night away and when it feels like the right time, we’ll stop and cut the cake and then keep the party going!”
Congratulations to Jessica and Erik!