Last Saturday in Portland, Oregon Shelley and Craig were married at the Four Square Church followed by an amazing reception at The Governor Hotel. No detail was left untouched with beautiful flowers, custom M&M's, delicious food (ask John McGrath about the food, he loved it as you can see by the photo of him below :) and wonderful people!
A great band called the Swingline Cubs played throughout the night enhancing an upbeat, fun wedding day.
The day began with Shelley and her bridesmaids getting ready at the very classy Dosha Salon Spa while Craig and his friends were shaved, snipped, massaged and covered in hot towels at a very cool mens salon called Hair M. I'm not kidding when I say I may make the drive back down to Portland just to visit this place and get the royal treatment these guys had. It was relaxing just being there.
The ceremony was quite beautiful. My wife and I belong to the Foursquare church in Everett and it was a treat to be down in Portland for this ceremony as it was filled with my favorite part of a wedding day..pure emotion. Tears, laughter, love and the Lord...all the necessary components of a great wedding ceremony and just the first step in what is so obviously going to be an amazing marriage.
Below are a few of my favorite photo's from the day. Congratulations Shelley and Craig. It was a great privilege to photograph your wedding day!
One of the flower girls enjoying a good laugh at the Dosha Hair Salon.
Craig at Hair M getting ready for the big day.
A very charming flower girl.
Ron seeing his daughter in her dress the first time.
The final moment just before walking down the aisle.
Craig seeing his bride for the first time that day.
After the ceremony they couldn't be close enough to each other.
A romantic moment in the foyer.
They had a great band.
A fellow Shutterbug :)
Their beautiful cake.
John McGrath laughing hysterically after seeing a very funny joke his wife Debbie played on him during the reception.
Craig and Shelley's first dance as a married couple.
The Father/Daughter Dance was a lot of fun to watch.