Just Married!

Mark and I had been watching the weather forecast all week in preparation for our outdoor wedding on March 18. The forecast had been predicting a window of good weather, which had dropped from two days, to two hours in a matter of days.

When we woke on the 18th, the rain was falling, and then the hail arrived. Our kayaking friends had been following the weather radar and seemed confident the sun would arrive in time. Others seemed a little skeptical. Mark and I made our way to the reception hall for final preparations and to get ready. A friend would be driving to the wedding site to meet guests at 11:30 and would send us a text to let us know if we’d be coming to them, or she’d be coming back, and bringing with her 35 dripping wet guests. We got the text that it was a go, and drove along a stunning cliffside to the Luffenholtz Overlook, where we were married at noon on March 18. The sky was crisp and clear, with fluffy clouds, and the ocean that we love to play on danced below us. Once back at the reception hall it started to snow, a rare occurrence in this part of the world.

The wedding was wonderful, the reception was lots of fun and our stay at The Lost Whale Inn was a fantastic end to the day.

Following are some snapshots of the day, taken by Kelly Brannon and Madison Scheafer.

Family waiting for the ceremony to start.

Flower decorations.

The ceremony.

Exchanging rings.

Husband and wife.

Mark and Best Man, Michael Morris.

Mark, Helen and Alex enjoying the day.

The Luffenholtz Overlook.

A decorated skin-on-frame kayak at the reception hall.

Our very tasty wedding cake.

The honeymoon suite at The Lost Whale Inn.

Relaxing after the wedding.



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