Imagine what it feels like on a balmy October afternoon on an organic lavender farm,
nestled in the bucolic countryside near San Diego.
You have already had some unforgettable moments,
and now everybody you love is gathered together with anticipation -
Eager for the ceremony to begin.
And there find yourself, with your Love.
It is your Wedding Day.
Isn’t it lovely?
What struck me about Leah + Armen’s Wedding was that beneath the excitement, there was a serenity.
Do you ever experience something, and find it impossible to envision it any other way?
This was Leah + Armen’s Wedding:
the way it was supposed to be.
Perfectly sweet and simple, both intimate and shared.
Peter, Amanda and Scott provided the music,
Melanie crafted a delicate handkerchief banner,
A homily was given by the Father of the Bride;
and prayers read by Leah + Armen’s friends..
We believe in “better photography through relationships” -
but I think its also true that weddings are better when couples are enveloped in a loving community.
As these two said their vows to each other with huge smiles on their faces,
those gathered together took a vow as well:
“Do you promise to do all in your power to uphold these two persons in their marriage?”
And Leah + Armen became Mr. + Mrs.
This is another moment when I had to use my photography-while-blinded-by-tears skills.
Isn’t this moment beautiful?
This is my second favorite photo of the day (my favorite is coming)
because of the blissful expressions and the context of those gathered.
This photo is what Leah + Armen’s Wedding felt like.
Isn’t it dreamy?
The family and Wedding Party kicked off the party of all parties
(you won’t want to miss Part III – its nuts!) ,
And Leah + Armen slipped away
into a land of gorgeous warm light and lavender fields…
The first moments of marriage feel sacred -
Can you imagine a better place to spend them?
Leah + Armen seemed at peace and utterly happy.
It was a quiet moment in between the anticipation of the ceremony,
and the party that was to follow.
And for these few moments, it was like nothing else existed in the world but the two of them.
This, by the way, is my favorite image from the day.
Leah + Armen, you were amazing to photograph.
Just LOOK at you! You’re best friends in love.
Could there be anything more beautiful?
And the best part? The reception is yet to come.
And let me tell you – those images are downright WILD.
But we’ll reveal those next time!
I think we’ve soaked up all the love there is in the world.
daniel + megan
P.S. Don’t forget to check out Leah + Armen’s Wedding Part I if you missed it.
Wedding Photography: Daniel + Megan Photography | Ceremony + Reception Location: Keys Creek Lavender Farm | Officiant of Awesomeness: Joshua Smith of Mountainside Communion | Floral Design: Jerry Murillo | Dress: Dolly Couture