Friday, August 23, 2013

#Leslieandbecca4eva, or #Yurtsogood

A couple of weekends ago, two of the most amazing people I know tied the knot! Becca and Leslie are two of the kindest, warmest, caring, and awesome people I know and I was so happy to have been a part of such a special day.
The wedding took place at the Tolt-McDonald Park in Carnation, and the setting couldn't have been prettier. Lots of the folks attending the wedding (myself included) stayed on the campgrounds for the weekend, either sleeping in tents, or yurts (hence, the best hashtag ever, #yurtsogood), which was fantastic! There was lots of time spent around the fire, laying on the grass, drinking in the gorgeous setting, and of course, drinking in the party yurt (see what I did there?). Oh, also, the dress code for the wedding was, "Wear what makes you feel fabulous," so it was some of the best wedding fashion I've ever seen.
On top of two great people getting married, the weekend also acted as a catalyst to bring together a lot of amazing people, and to create a reunion of sorts with some of the best co-workers I've ever had. Becca was my manager a few years ago, and during that time, I worked with some of the greatest people I've ever met. It was so amazing to work amongst such smart, compassionate, driven, and talented women, and an it's experience I will never forget. 
Photo by Poni!
There are a lot of amazing accomplishments amongst this group: travels to Hawaii to work on cacao farms; a year in England in a prestigious acting program; a move to Texas and the beginning of a career as a doula; becoming the manager of one of the best bars in Seattle; a trip to Ghana to film a documentary; a move to San Francisco that's leading to a new bout of independence;  an exciting potential new business venture; going to school to become a nurse; and me, a new blogger, who's using this blog as a catalyst to keep myself engaged in all the things I love.

I'm honestly crying my damn eyes out right now with pride, love, and thanks for having these beautiful people in my life. And ya know what? I'm crying because when I look at these photos, I can still feel the palpable joy of the wedding; the friends and family who came together from all corners of the country to watch these two amazing people commit to love each other and spend the rest of their lives together.

Photo by Katrina!
Ya'll, we happy-cried for almost the whole wedding day. It was such a beautiful wedding, in such a beautiful setting, with so many beautiful people, that it was hard not to. By the way, did I mention that after the lovely couple was presented, Leslie busted out into a lip-sync of "Don't Rain on My Parade" and then we all danced in the aisles? Amazing!

Photo by Katrina!
Despite some personal struggles with social anxiety and perfectionism (let's not forget, I made 80 cupcakes for this event), this wedding will stick in my head as one of the best weekends of my life.

I'm so honored to have been a part of such an amazing celebration of love, and so happy I could share some glimpses of the weekend with you.

Til next time!

-Becca

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30 comments:

  1. This wedding looks so unique and beautiful! The hula-hoop shots are so fun!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Man, Becca is the best at hula-hooping! I loved getting a chance to sneak some pictures of her mid-hooping!

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  2. Aww, how beautiful! Looks like an awesome wedding! And what an amaaaaazingly pretty venue too!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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    1. Seriously. I can't think of a more gorgeous setting for a wedding!

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  3. Yay for love and cute weddings and yurts! and yay for your cute ass dress and cupcakes.
    Katie
    Katiemariev.blogspot.com

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  4. Such beautiful and joy-filled photos! How wonderful that you could be a part of this amazing weekend and wedding. Oh, and your cupcakes--and you--are simply gorgeous1

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  5. Amaziiiiiing !!!:))))) love the pics :)))
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    1. Thanks, Olivia! I'll be sure to stop by soon!

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  6. Yay weddings!! Looks like you all had such a fun time :) And 80 cupcakes? woah! You crazy :P

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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    1. It was such a blast! Haha, yes, it was a lot. Good thing people loved them!

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  7. Wow oh wow, what a beautiful wedding! And the cupcakes.. what a dream!

    xo
    Lost in the Haze

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    1. Thanks, Jo! It was a pretty amazing day!

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  8. I love the dress code! What a great idea. And what a lovely wedding! I would LOVE to go to a wedding and stay at the campgrounds afterward, seriously!
    You look gorgeous! That dress is just amazing on you!
    Also, those cupcakes. I need one. I'm going to remind my mom she's going to make one. Haha!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristina! Believe it or not, I've had that dress since I was 17! Camping at the wedding was so cool. No need to worry about when to leave or how to get home, cuz you're sleeping right there! I hope your mom makes those cupcakes soon so you can try one!

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  9. This looks like one of the most fun weddings ever, you are lucky to have been a part of it! That really is the best hashtag ;) So great to be a part of those special moments with people you love.

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    1. It was such a blast! I don't know if any of us have gotten over how amazing it was yet. I cry every time I look at the pictures!

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  10. Oh gosh, this is too freaking sweet. What a lovely, lovely day that you got to be a part of! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, it's so wonderful to see just how happy you are about your friends' special day :) And, of course, you look just as fabulous as I imagine you must have felt!

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    1. Elana! I've missed seeing you 'round these here parts! I'm glad you liked checking out the pictures and obviously appreciate the sweet compliment! It was such a great day!

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  11. I'm a sucker for weddings! this looks so cute and lovely. congrats to your friends :)

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    1. Thanks, Juni! I'll give them your best!

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  12. that's so amazing you made those cupcakes, they look so wonderful! and i bet tasted wonderful! i used to work at a vegan bakery, and my favorite part was decorating the treats for weddings! congrats for your friends and weddings are the best.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Decorating treats for weddings must have been so much fun! Talk about a dream job! Thank you so much! I'll give them your best!

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  13. What a gorgeous wedding! Love your blog btw - now following! x

    Hips Like Cinderella

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to check yours out as well!

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  14. aww this post is perfect!! that's wonderful you got to work with such amazing people that became lifelong friends and i love all the joy you captured in these photos. Congrats to Leslie & Becca indeed, what a beautiful moment in a beautiful place!
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a really amazing day.

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