This was another ugly-cry wedding for me. I made it through the (adorable, totally unique) getting ready, the (charming, emotional) ceremony, and most of the (classy-but-rambunctious) reception just fine. But then the DJ started playing music I didn’t recognize, and Josh’s Portuguese family all came out and started dancing a lively traditional dance, and I was DONE. (This happens every time there’s a multi-generational culturally specific dance at a wedding. The emotion of the whole day, compounded with the emotion of having made it through the pandemic, overwhelms, and I get weepy.)
Impressions of Josh and Blake, their amazing families and friends, and their gorgeous wedding: Warmth. Generosity and calm. Quiet but PERVASIVE rebellion. Style. Longtime, loving friendships. Sass. Grandmothers with radiant smiles and indefatigable energy. Remarkably sweet and powerful mothers. DOGS. Grace and elegance. Commitment.
Assistant/second photographer: K Godfrey
Venue: Chamard Vineyards
Officiant: Mark This Day With Love