If love made sense, Garrett and Heather shouldn’t have ended up together. They both had a suitcase of excuses as to why pursuing each other would be a bad idea – they lived in separate parts of the country, they weren’t looking to date anybody, and the timing just wasn’t right in both of their lives.
But they emailed each other anyways. And then they called, and then he visited her in Portland. He met her friends and her family, and all along the way, it seemed as though life and circumstances should have gotten in their way. But they still found themselves emailing for hours, calling and visiting each other often. Because love doesn’t make sense to the head – it only makes sense to the heart, and it was obvious that their hearts were not going to let this thing go.
Garrett and Heather’s love story is one of faith – of taking a chance on something that shouldn’t make sense, but for some reason, it just feels right. They are two logical, intelligent, and thoughtful people that allowed themselves to be guided by their hearts, and that’s what I love the most about Garrett and Heather when it comes to their relationship – they are willing to let their hearts shape their minds, and that only makes them fall even more deeply in love.
Garrett and Heather chose to get married in downtown Portland, the city in which Heather grew up, and in rare Portland fashion, the sun came out for blue skies all day long. So not only did we have a sweetly emotional day with an awesome couple, but we had a gleaming city with endless possibilities for gorgeous photos! We began the day at the Sentinel Hotel where the girls and guys were getting ready.
Tomorrow is going to be such a great day because we get to share the breathtaking ceremony inside the historic church in downtown Portland – much more is coming your way tomorrow!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : First Presbyterian Church of Portland, Oregon | Reception Location : The Lodge at Mt. Park | Event Coordinator : Doxa Deo Weddings | Floral Design : Woodlawn Floral Studio | Shoes : Kate Spade | DJ : Stumptown DJs | Gown Boutique : Bridal Exclusives | Reception Lighting : Barclay Event Rentals & Design | Dessert : Salt & Straw | Bar : Divine Occasions Catering | Wedding Videography : Glass Box Creative | Rentals : Barclay Event Rentals & Design | Bridesmaid Jewelry : Anthropologie