I cannot overstate how truly special this entire wedding weekend was. For us, it felt like being welcomed into the biggest family reunion you could possibly imagine. There was an endless amount of joy, gratitude, laughter, and fun as hundreds of their friends and family gathered at the lake to celebrate these two.
Will's mom started her speech by saying how special it was for this wedding to be taking place at Abby Claire's family lake house because this was the place where so many memories had already been shared. This was where their friends all gathered for boat rides and campfires, this was where Will had asked for Abby Claire's hand in marriage, and it's now where they started their lives as husband and wife.
Aly and Kyle have known each other for almost half of their lives and have been building this life together since they were just 16 years old. I love when my couples have such a deep history with one another and you can see evidence of that in every touch, glance, and laugh that they share.
As many of their friends and family stated in their toasts, this day felt inevitable in a lot of ways. Kyle and Aly have been continually choosing each other for 13 years and counting, and this day was a celebration of that.
From our first video chat, I was like "These are my people." We all worked together to make this day as special as possible, but I don't even think we could have predicted how unbelievably beautiful it actually ended up being. The clouds parted and they had a sun-soaked ceremony on the beach, followed by a fireside reception where they danced outside of the A-frame cabins, and then we *literally* sailed off into the sunset. Like, how do you top that???
Julie and Ryan, thank you for inviting me into every moment. From including me in all of your Alaska adventures like sailing and dog sledding, down to sharing your wedding cake on the sailboat and talking about astrology. I truly feel like I've gained friends in the both of you and am forever grateful for this day.
Where do I even begin with Hallie and Creg? This video was another labor of love as I tried to pack all that they are and all that this day was into less than 10 minutes. They just exude kindness, joy, and gratitude in every frame. They make everyone feel like family and its like you can’t stop smiling when you’re around them. And they are so loved because they love everyone around them so well.
I can’t say enough good things about these two and their families. It’s been months and I am still floored by the outpouring of love and support that we saw from everyone on their wedding weekend. These are the celebrations that I love to capture. These are the moments you never want to forget.
"Physicists don't really have an answer for what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, but they both surrender." One of the many poetic lines that had an absolute chokehold on me as I edited Jake and Hannah's film. I know their wedding was in early February, but I'm already calling it my wedding of the year.
You've never met two more genuine human beings. They are my indie movie dream couple come true, effortlessly cool, and outrageously kind. Upon meeting them, you instantly feel like you've known them forever because they pour into their people with everything they have. I could write an entire novel about how much I love them and this wedding, but instead, consider this 9 minute video my love letter to the Bairds.