If we paid just a little bit of attention to the people around us, we might be surprised by where and how often we can spot love. The couple in these shots by Courtney Bowlden Photography found each other (and of course love) precisely because they caught each other’s attention one day at the gym! Trista and Joel turned out to be perfect for one another. As Christians, they both wanted to include traditional Christian customs in their wedding such as the sacrament of communion. The officiant also asked them to write down the story of how they first met, which he read during the ceremony at the Evergreen Gardens. The story about their unexpected beginning made for much laughter. All the while, Trista glowed in her gown by Gown & Glove Bridal Consignment with her hair done by Kendra Hittinger: Hair and Makeup. The celebration continued with the reception where guests enjoyed an exquisite cake by Barb’s Pies and Pastries, a rocking playlist by Whatcom Sound, and a venue beautified by floral arrangements by Fleur De Lis Florals. At the end of the day, the sunset was absolutely breathtaking, which inspired the newlyweds to steal away for more photos. It didn’t take long for all their guests to find and gather around them to watch them get their photos taken. From a friend singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” as Trista walked down the aisle to their loved ones making heartfelt toasts during the reception, love was definitely all around on Trista and Joel’s special day.
Photographer: Courtney Bowlden Photography//Cake Designer: barb’s pies and pastries//Floral Designer:Fleur De Lis Florals//Dress Store: Gown & Glove Bridal Consignment//Hair Stylist:Kendra Hittinger: Hair and Makeup//Event Venue: Evergreen Gardens//DJ: Whatcom Sound//