A collaborative DIY effort with the Bride, Groom and their family… Tita and Jim’s rustic wedding came together just as planned. Today we have photos of their event from Jacqui Cole Photography.
From the bride: There really isn’t much that is typical about our relationship. After being friends for years, we started dating just after Jim moved out of state for a new job. For almost three years we lived apart, until Jim relocated back to Phoenix . On Thanksgiving, with his family in Wisconsin tuned in via Skype, my mother in town from the Philippines, and his soon-to-be-groomsmen from San Diego videotaping, Jim told everyone that FAMILY was the most important thing to him as he got down on bended knee.
Our wedding was technically “DIY,” however, I could never take credit for doing all of it myself. Having the help of our small army, our family, is what I love most about our day. We had not one, but two of our groomsmen become ordained ministers, just so our Florida-based friend could legally perform the marriage in Wisconsin. Two groomsmen played the most beautiful live acoustic version of Canon in D as I walked down the aisle. Jim’s brother made a number of rustic wood creations, including our altar backdrop and cake display. Both of my Arizona bridesmaids spent hours planning, pricing, hand-making boutonnieres, bouquets and centerpieces, even troubleshooting my music library in the final hours with me. All this, while making me laugh and keeping me calm. The list of contributions goes on and on, but seeing how much time and dedication everyone put into our day, shows me just how important family is, how far the term “family” spans and now how much it has grown.
Congratulations Tita and Jim!