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Wedding Photos and Lots of ‘Em!

84 days ago, I married this man.

Yup. Him. Like a boss. And every day since that day has been an adventure.

So many people brought us to that very day, and it wouldn’t have been the same without them. Ben and I are so lucky to be surrounded not just by the love of one another – but by the love of our friends and family. Everyone should be so fortunate. And it was a indescribable day, full of laughs, tears and many, many memories.

Maple Bacon?Β 

I can’t look at this picture without crying.

Or this one without laughing. She’s my rock.

Before our first look, Ben and I opted to exchange cards as a moment between the two of us to express our final words to one another before starting this journey together. It’s not everyday that you can just pour your heart out to your beloved (at least in my case without crying my eyes out), but in those cards we could express ourselves and hold on to those words and that brief moment in time as a memento the rest of our lives.

Nope, not nervous at all….(totally the most nervous I’ve been in all my life.) But also, equally the most excited, too.

So many happy tears.

Did I mention it was 103 degrees that day? Cause it was. In August. In eastern Washington. What kinda crazy broad does that? Ohhh, wait. Me. We shared lunch with our friends and attendants before the wedding after our first look at a local orchard and got to relax a bit before the rest of the days activities, ie hitching. This is our friend, and the man who would bind us as husband and wife – Tim, and his blushing new bride Carly. Adore.

Go Cougs!! Eight WSU Cougars, one wedding. Holla!

These three girls bring me unequivocal joy, and laughter. My life wouldn’t be the same without them. Not to mention – they’re all smokin’ hot. Look at them!

And here we have the very reason Ben and I met. Corinne. My soulie to the Nth degree.

It’s offical!

People still speak of these cupcakes in hush and silent tones. Really. I’ve received late night texts regarding these cupcakes.

Knock, Knock…

The Rev. Tim – we couldn’t have asked for a more sincere and true friend to marry us that day. Thank you, Tim.

My lumberjack family. And my throwing axe. Yup, even on my wedding day.

My other-other hunny dancing to our song “Banana Pancakes” from Jack Johnson. Naturally.

Fiesty man.

And finally we were off to the start of our new life together. Life hasn’t been the same since – and I can’t wait for all of the future yet to come.


All the little details:

Photographers: Kimbry Studios – Kimberly and Bryan Clawson. There are no words to describe these two. I couldn’t have imagined anyone better to be there for our day. It was like having old friends shooting your wedding – they really made it easy, comfortable, and best of all FUN. They’re creative, funny, and the love they have for one another is tangible and so real. That love carries through in the care, detail and emotion they put into their photography. I can not say enough about them. I adore them both. Thank you Kim and Bryan, so very much. Our day, truly, wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Wedding Dress: COSTCO! No Joke! Kristie Kelly Signature Lace Petal

Sash and Fascinator:Β Touch of Chic Bridal

Venue: Trezzi Farm, Greenbluff, WA

Flowers: Erin Walsh, Half Moon Blooms and Memories, Greenbluff, WA

Cupcakes and Cake: Love @ First Bite, Spokane Valley, Wa


47 Responses to “Wedding Photos and Lots of ‘Em!”

  1. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — November 2, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    My biggest regret with my wedding is not having a fabulous photog. These photos are simply amazing. And seriously… it was over 100 degrees? How did you guys manage to stay look fresh and gorgeous?! I would have been sweating balls!

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    Blog is the New Black — November 2, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    AMAZING pictures!!!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — November 2, 2012 @ 5:02 am

    What an absolutely beautiful wedding! You looked stunning, that dress! Happiness could not come to a better person, I wish you all the best. Marriage is certainly a fun adventure! I’m glad you get to experience it with someone who is obviously so perfect for you! Love these photos!

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    Mo — November 2, 2012 @ 5:22 am

    2 words to describe you – Gor.Geous!!!
    You throw axes?!?! You are bad ass!! πŸ™‚

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 2, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    such amazing pictures! you looked gorgeous πŸ™‚

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — November 2, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Youuuu are beautiful. These photos are gorgeous, and the happiness of the day just shines through. Congratulations again!! πŸ™‚

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — November 2, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    Ugh. I just cried my eye balls out. So beautiful!

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    Lourdes — November 2, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    Your wedding pics are awesome. You are so beautiful…And your hubby such a cutie…God Bless.

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — November 2, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Beautiful bride, bridesmaids, and wedding! The pictures are great! I’m feeling for those guys in the 103 degree weather wearing jackets!

  10. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 2, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    AHHHH!!! so gorgeous. You look stunning!!

  11. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — November 2, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I’m in absolute love with these pictures.

  12. #
    Theresa — November 2, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Wow, your photos are outstanding! What a beautiful bride. I love that you had Beyonce at your wedding and that your dress came from Costco. Who knew Costco sold wedding dresses? Congratulations and best wishes!

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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — November 2, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Awww you look so lovely, Megan. What a happy couple. And Costco? Really? That’s brilliant! I didn’t know Costco carries wedding dress, not in CA.

  14. #
    Lacey - Small Town Cookie — November 2, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Wow, has it been 84 days already?! Your dress is so beautiful. You are a beautiful bride.


  15. #
    farmerswife518 — November 2, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Beautiful! And congrats πŸ˜‰

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    Rachel Cooks — November 2, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Aww, these made me tear up! What beautiful photos. You were OBVIOUSLY gorgeous and it looks like all the details were just perfect. Congrats again!

  17. #
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — November 2, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Wow! Your wedding was beautiful and your photo’s are fabulous!

  18. #
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — November 2, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    absolutely gorgeous pics! you looked phenomenal! loved them all!

  19. #
    Heather — November 2, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    You were such a gorgeous bride! You and Ben look so happy πŸ™‚ Beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 2, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Amazing and beautiful and breathtaking and a whole bunch of other thoughts that I can’t even put into words. LOVE these, beautiful bride!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — November 2, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    My gosh, I’ve never met you but your photographs and dialog made me teary-eyed! The photos are beautiful and happiness radiates out of you and Ben. You’re a stunning couple and are surrounded by genuine people – it truly does show! And your taste is amazing! Beautiful brides maid’s dresses, gorgeous venue and flowers…! You can plan my wedding (if the honey bunny ever decides to pop the question ;)!

  22. #
    Jackie — November 2, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Congratulations! I love the pictures and you and hubby look perfect together!

  23. #
    Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — November 2, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! You guys look so happy!

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    Katie @ The Hill Country Cook — November 3, 2012 @ 6:19 am


    THANKS FOR LETTING US IN ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY!!!! Abso-freakin-lutely gorgeous. and KNOCK KNOCK is right, hilarious. Y’all are a stunning couple, gonna make some pretty babies πŸ˜‰

    love you lady, you are so special!!

  25. #
    Kathryn — November 3, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Oh Megan, these pictures are so special. It looks like it was a magical (and incredibly fun) day and they capture that spirit exactly.

  26. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 3, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    LOVE <3!

  27. #
    delia — November 3, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Beautiful photos.

    I just watched you on KCTS Cooks. Your dish looks delicious. I’m following your blog and on Pinterest πŸ™‚


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    Denise@BeBetsy — November 4, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    Megan darling, I just started crying with happiness for you. These are wonderful pictures and the heartfelt sentiment was overwhelming. The one with your mom was about the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. Very best wishes for a fantastic life with your Ben.

    P.S. Your family pic with your axe was perfect as well! Love!

    • Megan replied: — November 4th, 2012 @ 8:13 am

      Awww thanks Denise! You are so sweet πŸ™‚ That one of my mom and I is one of my favorites too.

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    Devon — November 4, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    Megan, I found your site after falling in love with your dish today on KCTS Cooks. Beautiful pics! I look forward to reading more great recipes.

    • Megan replied: — November 4th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

      Devon, thank you SOOOO much for stopping by! I’m thrilled to hear you found me after the KCTS Cooks show! It was so much fun, and hopefully I didn’t look too silly up there. Eeep, my hair on the other hand had a mind of it’s own and didn’t want to play well that day. Yikes!
      I hope you’ll stop by again soon, thanks so much for all your kind words πŸ™‚ ~Megan

  30. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — November 5, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    Gorgeous pics! And the addition of the rooster pic with the caption ‘knock knock’ = PRICELESS! =D

  31. #
    Cookin' Canuck — November 5, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    YOU ARE STUNNING! It looks as though you had a fantastic day, surrounded by friends and family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

  32. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — November 5, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Oh my gosh! Stunning pictures πŸ™‚ and your reference to the Bloggess–LOVE!

  33. #
    Emily @ She Makes and Bakes — November 5, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful day, beautiful bride! Congratulations!!

  34. #
    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — November 5, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    My husband played hockey in Tri Cities, so I know how hot August is there. You all look stunning inspite of the heat! Beautiful pictures!

  35. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 5, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    So SO gorgeous! What a perfect day!

  36. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 6, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I love all the pictures!!! You look gorgeous, and you both look so happy! Couldn’t as for a better day!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — May 10, 2013 @ 5:43 am

    You’re wedding photos are beautiful! I loved them all! And I must admit that I laughed when I saw the metal chicken and then “Knock, Knock…” bahaha. Cause I so know where that came from lol


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