Before the wedding, Michael sees Anna for the first time and the following events of the day are beginning to feel real. Their smiles never left their faces.

Anna and Michael - First look - Calvary chapel
Anna and Michael - First look - Calvary chapel
Anna and Michael - First look - Calvary chapel
Bride and groom portrait
photos of groom on wedding day
bride - wedding bouquet
Anna and her bouquet
wedding details - wedding flats
bride and groom photos
Calvary chapel Corvallis wedding - bride and groom portraits
wedding bouquet

People are important to Anna and Michael. So many were at their wedding, not just in their party, that it is clear that Michael and Anna are very important to everyone around them as well.

Wedding party
bride and groom with wedding party
bride and groom with wedding party
party favors

Because Michael and Anna have people who are special to them that span the entire world, I thought they had the greatest way to create a guest book to show who was in attendance. By the end of the day, both the Oregon and world map were full of names.

creative guest book idea for wedding

Below is a clue as to what was thrown as Anna and Michael departed the reception.

activity table for kids at wedding
wedding rings on bible
bouquet
wedding in Calvary Chapel Corvallis

Just like these photos show, their life together will keep getting better and better and better…..

Anna and Michael walking down the aisle
Anna and Michael walking down the aisle
Anna and Michael walking down the aisle

One of my very favorite parts of the entire wedding day is the celebration immediately after the ceremony.

wedding celebration
wedding celebration
wedding celebration
wedding celebration

I don’t usually show any photos on the blog of signing of the paperwork. What could be more mundane than this? But this was a pretty cool time for Anna and Michael as they just kept marveling and remarking over and over that they were really married.

signing the marriage license
signing the marriage license

Toasts at the reception help everyone there encourage the new bride and groom. Not that everyone speaks, but each person who does shares a unique and awesome view into the hope for the future of Michael and Anna. As a group, we came away with even more reasons to be excited for their life together!

toasts at the reception - Anna and Michael
toasts at the reception - Anna and Michael
toasts at the reception - Anna and Michael
reception detail - bubble tea
cutting the cake

So many people are drawn to this gal!

a bride who is well loved

The father daughter dance.

father daughter dance
father daughter dance
father daughter dance

The bride is given to the groom once more.

father daughter dance - father giving away the bride
little girl dancing at reception with parasol

What could bring the kids off the dance floor? A pinata, of course.

pinata at wedding reception
pinata at wedding reception
pinata at wedding reception
pinata at wedding reception

So many details about Michael and Anna’s day let us see who and what they care about. All walks of life, from young to old and near and far, are important to them, as shown by just one of the groups of people that came to show support for them.

friends at the reception
little girls dancing at reception
dancing at reception

Wearing clothes given to them for the departure, Anna and Michael walk out through a shower of origami.

wedding exit - origami at wedding - what to throw instead of rice

 

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