JAN­UARY 9, 2016

Wedding Bells (West) - - Real Weddings -

FROM JEN­NIFER: I’m a pretty unique and, ad­mit­tedly, picky in­di­vid­ual, so when Drew and I went ring shop­ping, I couldn’t find any I liked. Later that day dur­ing a hike, we were sit­ting down on a blan­ket when Drew pulled out a gor­geous soli­taire he had de­signed him­self. It was in­cred­i­ble! In­stead of de­cid­ing on a par­tic­u­lar theme or pal­ette, Drew and I fo­cused on how we wanted our wed­ding to feel. We knew we wanted guests to feel rested, re­freshed and in­spired at our wed­ding, and we used this as the guid­ing prin­ci­ple through­out the en­tire process. We chose to view the wed­ding as our first cre­ative en­deav­our to­gether. It was re­ally in­spir­ing watch­ing our vi­sion un­fold ex­actly as we’d imag­ined. I wrote a po­etic liturgy for the cer­e­mony and we both wrote our own vows. It was in­cred­i­bly mov­ing. Drew is a mu­si­cian (he’s in a band called Fever Fever) so he wrote the mu­sic for the wed­ding. Be­fore we started dat­ing, as an ex­cuse to talk to me ev­ery day, Drew wrote a song each day for the whole month of Fe­bru­ary and sent them to me. I got a pretty good idea of his style, and I knew he’d be able to write some­thing per­fect for our first dance.

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