marcos and marisa celebrated their october wedding at the beautiful fairmont hot springs resort in the columbia valley.
it was an outdoor ceremony under a tent on the platform that is nestled right into the mountain side overlooking the entire valley. these two love the forest and the mountains around that area and wanted to spend as much of the day as possible enveloped by the lush scenery.
after a fun and adventurous engagement session earlier this season, i was really excited for marcos and marisa’s wedding. we knew there was a chance the weather would be less than ideal, however these two were amazingly brave and optimistic about their day… knowing that whatever happened it was and always would be their amazing wedding day.
sometimes i talk about the weather and how extremes can make for amazing energy in a photo… how the rain and cold can actually bring a couple closer together and contrast beautifully with the radiance of their connection. marcos and marisa are one of the absolute best examples of this inspiring effect that i have ever met.
after a perfectly romantic first glimpse in the trees we headed back to the resort to get ready for the ceremony and it started to rain… and then it rained harder… and yet somehow the day just kept getting better.
it was so cold that i wore two jackets and was actually shaking during the ceremony as i stood beside marisa and her bridesmaids in only their dresses and a pair of tights for warmth. talk about dedication!
i was so touched by everyone’s positivity. the groomsmen gave the bridesmaids their coats and the entire bridal party ran through the soaking wet fields for photos. dresses got wet and umbrellas were inverted in the wind… and everyone was having fun.
we got to work with the amazing team at ring tail films, who did an amazing job capturing the day. i was so impressed with the same day edit that was shown during the reception… it’s always so fun to work with talented people!
during the speeches at the reception i laughed harder than i have in years and found myself glancing around the room to see people filled with joy and excitement. it was one of those joyful days that just keeps glowing along the horizon as the weeks pass. what a great celebration with so many memorable and amazing moments.
congratulations marcos and marisa… that’s two for two on the rainy shoots and you nail it with grace and poise every time!