Nearly a year ago my sister adorned a shimmering dress and eloped to a Colorado mountaintop to wed her long at last love Dillon. On the eve of New Year's Eve they renewed their vows with family and friends in an intimate, winter celebration.
Their affection first dawned on the volcanic Hawaiian terrain as secret middle school loves. He was a skater and she a dreamer. But, his heart wasn't ready. He walked his own way for a number of years...a prodigal heart. But, she always held the light of him aglow in her heart...waiting. Years were traveled. High school...college...jobs. For her, the quiet love still alight. Then, wisdom awakened and he returned to God. When they met again, at his sister's wedding, hearts and timing were right. They knew. Love was kindled. To be near each other Courtney pulled on her boots and joined Dillon on a three month job salmon fishing the frigid waters of the Bering Sea. On the day of their elopement, he fittingly gave his seaworthy love a necklace with the words inscribed "for the one who almost got away."
I rejoiced to witness this fire brought to flame as bridesmaid and photographer. A special thanks to my brother in law Nathan who took up the camera during the ceremony and bridal party photos I was in!
Venue Camp Kikthawenund//Wedding Dress BHLDN//Bride's Winter Crown Bethany Shaw// Groom's Attire Express//Bridesmaid's Skirts BHLDN//Almond Wedding Cake Hannah Byers//Wedding Topper Bethany Shaw//Invitations Melody Joy//Catering City Barbeque//Donuts General American Donut Co.//