Janet and Charles, June 5th 2010

There is so much to say about Janet and Charles amazing wedding. For starters, it was held on Saturday June 5th 2010 at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn on what was, in my opinion, an epically beautiful day in the Willamette Valley. Secondly, it was one of the most gorgeous weddings I’ve ever witnessed. No detail was left unattended and the creativity that went into making this day special was remarkable. However, my very favorite part of the day, one of the more poignant moments that summed up the reason for this memorable occasion, was during the ceremony when one of Janet’s close friends read an excerpt from the book The Velveteen Rabbit on what it means to be Real. I just love this line from the book by Margery Williams:

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

Congratulations, Janet and Charles! We wish you many years of continued happiness, love, and adventure.

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janetcharleswed-007Hair and make-up styling by the incredibly talented Nicole Wagner.
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janetcharleswed-012Janet, you are lovely!
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janetcharleswed-020Charles, a Scotsman, looks so handsome in his kilt.
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janetcharleswed-032Amy Nuttman of Blush Bridal Consulting coordinated this outstanding wedding weekend. Amy and her team of assistants helped the day run perfectly.
janetcharleswed-033Janet and Charles love to travel and have voyaged all over the world in their time together, so it was only natural that there wedding was travel-themed.
janetcharleswed-035The flowers and floral arrangements at this wedding were outstanding, thanks to Adria of Lavish Flora
janetcharleswed-037Old hat boxes and suitcases were used to hold handkerchiefs and pashminas for the guests. Love!
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janetcharleswed-039Postcards from around the world for guests to leave a thought or two for Janet and Charles about love and marriage.
janetcharleswed-040This may be my favorite detail. So cute! The escort cards were luggage tags with compasses attached. All wonderful calligraphy by Alesia Zorn!
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janetcharleswed-058Their ceremony included a handfasting…
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janetcharleswed-060Per Scottish tradition, the bride and groom drink from the Quaich, or the Loving Cup, and a toast is made to include all of their guests.
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janetcharleswed-063Married!!!
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janetcharleswed-072Piles of books and globes served as the table makers…
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janetcharleswed-075Salted caramel chocolates. Yum!
janetcharleswed-076I cannot get over how amazing the flowers are!
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janetcharleswed-093Dreamcakes!
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janetcharleswed-097In lieu of a guest book, Janet and Charles had guests sign a bottle of wine…
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janetcharleswed-103After dinner, we took a walk through the vineyard…
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janetcharleswed-107…and played on the swing:)
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Many thanks to Janet and Charles for giving us the opportunity to document their day!

14 Responses to “Janet and Charles, June 5th 2010”

  1. Toni Vilches says:

    Amazing photos! Very simple, very nice! Light and feeling, that’s enough! Congrats!!!

  2. Love those Lauren! you’re so talented. beautiful!
    You can just see the love. what an amazing wedding!

  3. Ryan Chaney says:

    Fantastic job Lauren, great shots all the way around! I love all the details, both in your photos and your blog text. That was such a great wedding, and it was so fun to be a part of the “dream team” that day!!

  4. Alesia says:

    What a fantastic job, Lauren! You captured the day so beautifully!!

  5. Linda Lovette Smart says:

    Janet and Charles, your wedding was absolutely beautiful and the photos breathtaking!

  6. susan pendergrass says:

    where do I begin? stunning, breathtaking – I know the area, and you most certainly had God watching over your shoulder when you picked that date…perfect in every way. I would like to thank you most of all for choosing an AMAZING photographer, without her crazy wonderful attention to every detail in the pictures, I would not have near as much of a feeling for how special the day was for you both. I cried when I saw the photo of your mom, she hasn’t changed a bit. You must still be in a fog that it’s all done, behind you, was perfect, you’re married to your perfect match and life goes on, but now with even more enthusiasm and love than before…I could NOT be happier for you my dear lifelong friend…cheers and best wishes, God bless you both…

  7. Liz says:

    I just came across your blog/website… I just love your style of photography! Excited to keep up with all you do!

  8. Blair says:

    looks a grand day………all happy faces :O)

  9. sharifah khiria says:

    Congratulation on your wedding, I wish I was there to experience it. Excerlent View, love the deco, the dress,the skirt..everything is so perfect n so lovely….very good photographer picture with all details. Wish you both the happiness thru out your life…..

  10. Kathryn Thomas says:

    Great memories of a wonderful day…..first of many! Much love x

  11. Bruce Blohowiak says:

    Truly amazing day. Congratulations and the best to you always. – Bruce

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