Real Wedding: Chelsea and Adam

All the planning, DIY projects, coordinating, cake tastings, and swatch matching that goes into planning a wedding really can’t compare to what is taking place on that day. So, while I can’t EVER get enough of over-the-top details, centerpieces and decor, there is much to be said for the wedding intangibles–the emotions and moments that we rely on our photographers to capture.

So when Blue Window Creative sent this wedding over to me, my jaw dropped. While putting the post together, I felt so emotional looking at these images, I was almost brought to tears. This wedding is exactly what I imagine for myself one day, because each picture is a moment. Blue Window captured beautifully the emotion and celebration of the day and you can literally see the bonds–not just between Chelsea and Adam–but also between all of their family and friends. There is love here in every single one of these pictures: from the pre-wedding festivities, to the ceremony, to the family style meal, to the vineyard party after. I had a hard time choosing my favorite images!

Moral of the story: Consider choosing a photographer that is great at capturing moments. It’s harder than you think, and more important than you can imagine!

Venue – Willamette Valley Vineyards Salem, Oregon. Hair – Jamie Ellis, Makeup – Bethany Spohn, Cake – Myriad Cake Designs, Event Designer – SHE Designs & Events, Catering – Willaby’s Catering, Paper goods and favors – Clover and Feather, Flowers – Madison Avenue Flowers, Dress – Nicole Miller at Bleubelle Bridal (Savannah, GA), Shoes – Nina, Hair Piece – Untamed Petals, Groom’s Suit – H&M, Groom’s Shoes – Taka Hayashi for Vans.

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16 responses to “Real Wedding: Chelsea and Adam

  1. Wow… this one is pretty amazing. I usually don’t like the washed-out looking photos, but you’re right, the emotion is SO beautiful. Makes me love Oregon even more!

  2. freaking amazing. love all of the moments they caught.

  3. wow, so so so so lovely.
    I totally agree, details and decor are great, but this is what it’s really about. so honest and beautiful.

  4. oh Bless Them – not often that you see true emotion like that. it’s breathtaking.

  5. I’ve been obsessing over this wedding on their website…so glad to see someone feature it.

  6. Wow, I see what you mean about each photo being a moment. How wonderful. I love these.

  7. Love the oldie effect on the photos, it gives them a great atmosphere

  8. I love this wedding and Mary and Joel capture such amazing images!!

  9. These photos are stunning! Such a beautiful wedding, and I completely agree- the emotions are so perfectly captured in these pictures. Love them!

  10. Beautiful wedding, it feels so soft and intimate! I agree with you about the emotional impact of these special moments!

  11. Mmmm what is this delicious picture style that gives your photos that beautiful old school wash? In-camera or in post? Details please!

  12. These are just gorgeous! I know it’s in Sonoma (which is a near perfect place in itself!) but they could also have been taken in the Burgundy region of France, don’t you think?
    Just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE — I’ll definitely come back🙂
    I’d love for you to check out my (mainly) fashion illustration site too! Thanks!

  13. Just been absorbing the humbling responses from this amazing wedding. We had so much fun illustrating their day; they did an incredible job of pretending we weren’t there, which is how we like it.😉

    Thanks, also, for the heartfelt write-up. Certainly got us (more than) a bit misty as you summed up so much of why we do this. And more importantly reflected what we’ve always hoped people got out of our work. *sigh* So good.

    Cheers-M&J

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