Paul and Sarah met via phone call at the age of 14. Sarah, living in the Pacific Northwest, had an elementary school girlfriend that moved away to Columbus, Ohio, whom she kept in touch with throughout the years. One day, Sarah’s girlfriend had her friend, Paul, over. Cue cupid as Sarah heard a mysteriously handsome voice of a stranger on the phone and instantly fell in love. These two teenagers, complete strangers, chatted on the phone a few times and then met for the very first time when Sarah traveled to visit her girlfriend in Ohio and went to a church camp that Paul also somehow showed up at. As Sarah’s mom says, “it was young love, but it was meant to be.”
Life took them different directions, and both entered into other long term relationships throughout high school and college. God had a different plan though, as he brought them back together years later by rekindling their relationship over a flirty social media interaction.
These two certainly have a special and unique love story. It is evident that they were designed specifically for each other because of how perfectly they balance each other, encourage each other, and simply love each other. Their love inspires me. Their dedication to building and maintaining their relationship from so may miles apart, motivates me in my own long distance relationship. Distance is HARD, and these two have fully conquered it with a lot of persistence, and a whole lot of love.
Their love story is something out of a fairytale, so it was fitting that their wedding was no different. Sarah has an eye for beautiful design, and everything she envisioned truly came to life on their wedding day. Surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Mt. Hood, they exchanged the sweetest vows to each other in front of all of their dearest friends and family, toasted to a future of loving each other forever, and danced the night away under the stars.
Sarah and Paul, thank you so much for choosing me to capture all of the special moments throughout your day. I felt truly inspired all day, and I know I wasn’t the only one, because your guys’ love story touches us all. With such a solid foundation you’ve built, I know your marriage will be the highest priority of your hearts, and with that, you can guys can conquer anything together. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Farler!
Venue: Gorge Crest Vineyard
Floral: Molly Ryan Floral
Photographer: Ava Maria Photo
Hair and Makeup: Powder Inc
DJ: Jesse Espinoza
Signage: Letters and Dust
Ceremony Music (Vocals): Sonja Einerson
Cake: Sweetheart St. John’s
S’mores: Nineteen27 S’mores
Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry
Flower Girl Dresses: Joyfolie
Caterer and Cocktails: Celilo