Whelp, this is a big blog post and for good reason! I met Jan and Lee last year and after hanging out with these two and shooting their engagement session I knew the wedding day was going to be even more perfect. I know I mentioned this in their engagement blog post, but I just LOVE how Lee makes Jan smile and laugh. I don't think she knows how bright her smile is and how lovingly she looks at Lee when he tells a silly joke or does something funny. It made my heart melt more than once on their big day.
Jan and Lee are all about having fun together and more importantly having fun with their friends and family. Family is a huge part of Jan and Lee's life and incorporating them into this special day was very important. It seemed as though everyone had a significant part in the day. Before the wedding ceremony at Light House Sound, Jan and Lee had a traditional tea ceremony with all of their family. It was a chance for everyone to give their well wishes and express their gratitude and love for one another. I was so honored to document this special tradition and after witnessing my first tea ceremony I think this should be a part of everyones wedding. More often than not, a wedding day is so busy and such a whirl wind that you don't have time to talk with your family and express your love and thanks. This tea ceremony was the most perfect way to do that. Jan and Lee also included their family in the wedding with a sand ceremony and had all the brothers and sisters introduced at the reception. But the best part of the night was when Jan had surprised Lee with a flash mob routine before the dancing got started. I did everything in my power to not put the camera down and join in on their routine!
Every part of this day was stunning. The decorations, the flowers, the cake, every last detail and especially Jan's dress. Make sure you stop scrolling and take a moment to soak in this dress… Besides spending this day with Jan and Lee, the second best thing was having my husband Drew second shoot with me. He did an amazing job and I feel like such a proud wife, as many of these photos are his too : ) He's pretty awesome.
Jan and Lee, I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am that you chose me to be the one to document this day for you. You, your family, and your friends made Drew and I feel like we were a part of the party! Thank you for being such a fun couple and sharing your love story with me.
Jan and Lee, I wish you all the best and all the happiness in the world.