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Not because I had found a beautiful dress or carried pretty flowers. It was because our friends and family travelled from all over to watch Eric and I recite our vows. It was because our parents prayed over us and my sister-in-law proclaimed us as husband and wife. It was because we chose to serve tacos as it's one of our favourite things to eat. It was because every part of our day was planned with intention; to celebrate not only the decision to spend the rest of our lives together, but to celebrate our friends and family who had encouraged us along the way. 

Photos by Emily Oud Photography

Photos by Emily Oud Photography

My wish is that your wedding is not just a party where you get to show off your pretty dress or drink really good wine. Instead, my wish is that your wedding day is a genuine expression and reflection of the love and devotion that you have for one another; that it's a celebration of the unique and beautiful journey that has brought you to this moment; and that when you look back on your wedding day, your remember how it felt to be surrounded by your community, reading your promises of commitment and devotion out loud, and holding your loved one as close as you possibly could.