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Friday, October 15, 2010

Kenwood Farms & Gardens Wedding | Rebecca & Jordan

I tried to write Becky and Jordan's story in my own words but I couldn't say it better than they already did:

On Dec. 20th 2009 while vacationing in Palm Springs Jordan opened a fortune cookie while out for Chinese food with his grandparents. The cute fortune made no difference to him but for whatever reason he stuffed it into his wallet to hold onto. Now on that same night in Sebastopol Becky opened a fortune cookie while out with her family for Chinese food. The fortune she received made no difference to her, but she too held onto it.

9 days later Jordan and Becky found themselves standing in a parking lot at 4 in the morning waiting to load up and head out for a group ski trip with a bunch of friends. The two joked about Becky forgetting to add Jordan's name to the list of people going; and about how he would have to ride in the bed of the truck since all the seats were taken. Now these two had been in the same Bible Study for a year and had never said more than 'hi' to each other. Well that changed after that ski trip... On the way home Becky asked Jordan if he was on Facebook. Well, all of Jordan's friends knew that he wasn't and that he had no plans of joining... he was going to hold out come hell-or-highwater. Well neither of those came, but Becky did. The very next day Jordan joined Facebook.

Facebook led to long conversations ranging from food and music preferences to convictions and Bible reading. Pretty soon Jordan knew that it was going to have to go further; he had to know this girl better! Jordan set up a coffee meeting with Doug and asked permission to court Becky. Thankfully, she seemed to feel the same way about Jordan and was open to starting a more serious relationship. Now somewhere during the course of the following relationship Jordan opened his wallet and chuckled at what fell out. Looking his fortune over he said to Becky, 'This is funny! I got a fortune in a cookie just 9 days before 'we' started and you will never guess what it says!' Before he could continue she said, 'Oh! I got one that same day too and it relates to us! What does yours say?' she asked. Jordan read, 'A lifetime friend shall soon be made. What does your say?' Becky gasped, 'Mine says, soon someone new coming into your life will become a very good friend!' 'NO WAY!'

Was it fate, luck, chance? Ask Becky and Jordan and they'll tell you while the fortunes made their story cute and fun, the Author of Love wrote their story long before they were born. It's in His hands they place their trust and future!

Becky and Jordan, I was so honored to have such an integral part in your 10.10.10 day! Your love for each other, your family, and friends is a beautiful thing! Enjoy your trip along the coast!


Their celebration took place at the amazing Kenwood Farms & Gardens. It was the perfect place for their fall inspired wedding!
The entrance to Kenwood Farms & Gardens

The bridal cottage served as a cool, calm place for all the girls to ready themselves
Kenwood Farms & Gardens' bridal cottage

I couldn't stop looking at this former strapless Watters gown that Angela Dawn Designs altered and created into this gorgeous dress!
The bride's Watters wedding gown hung outside the bridal cottage at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The bride's earrings and perfume at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

A fun and unique ring bearer "pillow" was a large sunflower with a ribbon fastened to the center on which the rings were tied
The bride and groom's rings tied to a sunflower at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The bride's Indian style wedding shoes at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The bride getting dressed in the bridal cottage at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Bridal portraits at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

I was ecstatic that Melody Joy Floral would be providing all the flowers. She always has the most creative designs!
A bridesmaid's sunflower, peony, and rose bouquet at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Portraits of the groom looked cool and collected at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The groom's sunflower and peony boutonniere at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

An usher holding a fall wedding program at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

One of my favorite moments
The groom and groomsmen seeing the bride for the first time come down the aisle at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The bride and her father coming down the aisle at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The bride and groom holding hands during their ceremony at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Happiness

The bride and groom full of joy during the ceremony at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

The happy bride and groom coming back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

When you've shot most of the bridal party before, you know they're going to bring it!
The bride and groom and wedding party at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Becky was one of the sweetest, more adorable brides ever!
Bride and groom portrait in walkway at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Bliss

Groom holding bride's dress as they walk at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

It's now permissible to flirt over the fence!
Bride and groom flirting over a fence for a portrait at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Bride and groom holding apples in an orchard at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Jordan refused to settle for the typical church coffee and bought Starbucks for his sister's wedding last year. It wouldn't have been right to have had anything less at his wedding!
Mother of the groom holding cups of Starbucks coffee at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

A girl with skiis and a guy with a snowboard--I don't know where Becky found these, but it's so perfect for them!
Snowboard groom and skier bride cake toppers and cupcakes at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

Bride and groom's first dance at a Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding

To view more of Becky and Jordan's Kenwood Farms & Gardens wedding, check out their personalized website!

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9 comments:

Patti Mustain said...

You do great detail shots Lydia!

carreena said...

These turned out gorgeous, Lydia! The "flirting over the fence" was really cute and you can't beat the color and quiet bliss of that last one of them dancing. Beautiful job...

madeline blair said...

The photos are awesome Lydia! I have been checking your blog like all week to see this post. :D It was so fun to talk to you there! I only have one problem. Where is the acorn Pavlov? There are pictures of apples, but where is Pavlov?!?

Shan Renee said...

Beautiful job! I love all of the detail shots! Wonderful!

Lydia said...

@madline blair Pavlov's picture is safe! I'll send it to you this week!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful job you did capturing this wedding. Just amazing.

Gretchen Niaki said...

Thanks for stopping by Lydia! I'm in love with this wedding! BEAUTIFUL job!!! Can't wait to look around more :)

PhotoBanana said...

Beautiful pictures, Just so lovely =] xxxxxxx

Jeannie said...

I love the rustic feeling of this wedding. Beautiful couple and happy moments captured!