Sunday, October 28, 2012

Taking the Plunge

I'll admit, I've never been a big fan of weddings. After Drew popped the question, I suggested we sneak off somewhere romantic and elope. Then we started thinking about how lucky we are to live in such an amazing place and be surrounded by such awesome people, and the thought of skipping town and not having our friends and family there to support us was kind of sad. So, we booked a beautiful rental property in Snowden, Washington the last weekend of July where we could take our vows and celebrate with a summer dance party.

Despite all the craziness and cheesiness of weddings, the whole experience was surreal and we had an amazing amount of love and support. It was such a great excuse to get everyone together and it was very entertaining to watch our friend and family worlds collide. We were married by a paddling friend in a garden next to waterfall, had an amazing dinner on the veranda under some giant trees, and spent the night dancing as the sun set over Mt. Hood in the distance. Drew's family is from Ohio, and mine is from Utah, so it was really special to have everyone come out to Hood River to see why we love it so much here in the northwest.

At the end of the day, I get to spend my life with my favorite person in the whole world, and really that is all that matters. Love you Drew!

Huge thanks to our parents and everyone else who helped make everything run smoothly. We couldn't have done it without you!

Lucy's Informal Flowers:
Sweet Cakes by Melissa: