“If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I’d find a match.
‘Cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.”
– Ingrid Michaelson, The Way I Am
They met on a missions trip to Mexico during college through Christian Campus House. For the next few years, their story unfolded as they began a lifelong friendship that would eventually turn into a lifelong commitment. Their pastor shared a story of a day in the not-so-distant past when Seth took Jessica on a date to Nathanael Greene Park, where they shared a picnic and spent quality time in the hasta garden. Who would have known then that they’d be saying their vows in that very same park a little while later…
The day was perfect. The couple was beautiful. The love was thick in the air. It was the kind of wedding when you can just tell that something bigger orchestrated their love story.
The family members and friends in attendance could certainly feel the specialness of the day…and the crowd of onlookers in the park (from families on picnics to bicyclists to dog walkers) grew more and more as their personal and touching ceremony progressed. Congratulations, Jessica and Seth!
The park’s lily garden was blooming over 3,000 varieties of lilies! My fantastic second-shooter/husband Jeff took this shot:
This wedding had such fun details. I loved the simple, yet thoughtful, elegance in every detail. The flower girl carried an adorable brown bucket-style basket, and the groom and groomsmen wore flip-flops (GREAT idea with the outdoor wedding!):
The hasta garden could not have been a more gorgeous place for the ceremony. From the winding path between all of the hasta flowers, to the rocky hill and fountain at the front of the garden, it was a picturesque location!
The reception was just as elegant and personal, and I could post about ten more photos of those great details…but I’ll just leave you with two:
For the entire album of Jessica and Seth’s special day, click here.