Jen and Sheana were the first couple that I met with when I moved here to Seattle. The gay marriage bill had just passed in Washington so not only were they going to be my first same sex wedding, but it was going to be LEGAL and recognized by our great state. I couldn't be more thrilled for them. I left our consultation feeling so lucky to have already found great clients just months after moving here from California because not only did they know that they would be my first gay wedding, but I was also hugely pregnant, something that I suspect might have been a turn off for other clients. Jen asked me, "So, is this your first gay wedding?" and when I replied yes, she gave me a huge smile and said, "Awesome." I knew that we'd be a perfect fit. Their wedding day got off to a bit of a rocky start when Jen's pants were no where to be found. They suspected that they were left at home all the way in Portland. We were in Olympia. Well, what do you do when one of the brides needs to wait for her pants? You do a little switch-a-roo and have cocktail hour first, ceremony second. Who can complain about that? Their guests happily conversed and drank while Jen and Sheana hung out upstairs with their family and bridal party waiting on the pants.
Can I confess that I felt far too un-cool to be at their wedding? Not only did Jen and Sheana look fabulous, but all of their guests did as well. Hopefully the photos that I took make up for the horribly boring outfit that I wore to their wedding.
My favorite moment of the entire day came during the ceremony when Jen ended up without the mic and no one could hear her as she spoke to her bride-to-be. She proclaimed that she did not need a mic and continued to speak to Shaena in what I can only assume was a confession of love. My 2nd shooter heard a bit of what she said, enough to make you cry, but I will let that stay between Jen and Sheana :)
Congratulations to these two awesome chicks. Thanks for letting me a part of your day.