I met Mike in 2008, freshman year of college. With his gentleman demeanor, quirky humor, and contagious smile, it was hard not to become immediate friends with him. We had a very large group of friends that remained throughout all 4 years of college, but Mike was the one guy that everyone always wanted to be around. I got to witness many of his crushes and flings, and I always wondered what lucky girl he would end up with. She's have to be incredibly special!
Taylor... is PERFECT for Mike. They compliment each other in so many ways, and are so good together. They are both quirky, loving, friendly, and fun! Once meeting Taylor, I truly couldn't imagine a more perfect girl for Mike. Their love story is sweet in the way that Mike was in heavy but nonchalant pursuit of Taylor once he laid eyes on her, and once their mutual friend, Chelsea, slowly started lining up ways for Mike and Taylor to casually be together in the same room/car, Taylor quickly and unexpectedly fell for Mike as well.
Their wedding day was not only beautiful, but so fun! Every one of their friends and family members are so genuine, loving, and so supportive of Mike and Taylor, and they all know how to have a good time. The Union Station in Tacoma fell nothing short of a stunning venue for them to say "I do." Although, this may have been the only wedding I have ever had random street walkers threaten the groomsmen and try to fight!!!! An interested memory of the day, to say the least ;) Good 'ole Tacoma, Washington.
A couple of my favorite moments of the day were how relaxed the entire morning of getting ready was (best bridesmaid tribe ever - they were on top of everything!), Mike and Taylor's first look, how composed and awesome the whole bridal party was when we had those unexpected intruders, Taylor's dad seeing her for the first time, Mike and Taylor immediately updating their facebook status maybe 30 seconds after leaving their ceremony (ha! I love them!), their first dance in the middle of the room with everyone surrounding them, and just the entire reception being a complete blast! I didn't want to leave, myself!
Mike and Taylor, it truly means the world to me that you chose me to capture your wedding day. I was completely honored to not only be there, but to also have gotten to create lasting memories for you guys to always remember this day with! I know this next chapter of your lives together will be the best adventure yet. I love you both!
Makeup Artist: Jena Bizeau & Sarah Rashoff
Hair Stylist: Susan Purkett and Heather Shea
Florals: Dawn Newkirk
DJ: Jeremy Hamel
Cake: Legendary Donuts
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Bell
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott