Married: Ben & Sophia

I'll begin this to say that I am not the most emotional of women. In fact, I can be downright robotic at times. But sometimes the love that I capture is so genuine, so sacrificial and so unwavering that I am totally caught up in it and get lost in the beauty of a celebration. Ben and Sophia's wedding was definitely one of those days. Their fierce care for each other spills out for the world to see, and challenges those around them to pursue our own spouses wholeheartedly.

In addition to the guts of the wedding being beautiful, the external beauty of the day was also radiant. Deep navy and soft grey were their colors, which played off the foresty greens of the gardens just perfectly. There were also little hints of the couple's diverse interests hidden throughout their details. The table names were all planets from the Star Wars universe - going back to Ben's love for sci-fi - and the ceremony programs came accompanied with folding Spanish fans for the guests - going back to Sophia's cultural roots.

This wedding also was close to my heart because Sophia is my sister's best friend. Getting to witness their friendship throughout the day, as well as my sister's emotion toward to whole celebration, made my heart swell and had me fist pumping at the culmination of their ceremony!

Above all, Ben and Sophia's love for Jesus was center stage of their celebration, and I am sure that if He remains center stage in their marriage, their union will be more than successful. Congratulations to these two amazing people - continue to fight the good fight for and with each other!!

Venue: Evergreen Gardens || Coordinator: Alicia Adams || Gown: Jenny Yoo || Hair: _______ || Makeup: _________ || Florist: Triple Wren Farms || Catering: Barb Groen & Bill Maier (friends of couple) || Bakery: Safeway || Menswear: JCPenny || DJ: Audio Innovations