It was a golden day, a day that was covered in the lingering sweetness of God who loves to give good gifts to His children. There was all the wedding joy that comes with a beautiful bride, a grinning groom, cute flower girls dashing down the aisle, good food, lots of laughing, and some wonderful friends and family. However, there was a beauty in their wedding that went way deeper than that. It was so abundantly clear that there was also the joy of the Lord who brought together two people who truly fit and recognize each other to be the gift that God has intended for them. It was wonderfully fun for me to be a part of documenting such a special day. Last fall, before they even met, my friend, Quyen dropped me a note that encouraged me greatly and said she'd love to have me photograph her wedding...some day. I was encouraged and told her that even though I don't generally do weddings, I certainly would do hers....some day! A few months later and every thing had changed. She'd met someone wonderful and I was so very happy to be a part of their blessing.

Here is their TESTIMONY. It makes me happy to hear them and to see them walking in the blessing of waiting on the Lord for His plan.

I arrived at the Pagoda at Pt. Defiance in Tacoma to find wedding preparations well under way. These little gals were practicing taking pictures of each other while all the ladies were getting ready.

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Their ooohs made me laugh.

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Carl arrived, coffee in hand.

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While I waited for the bride and groom to be ready for their First Look, I took out Sophia and Savannah for a few flower girl shots. Aren't they darling!

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Oh my goodness, I could hardly take these next ones as I had tears running down my face too. At last!

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Wee Simone was a dolly, snuggling and sleeping the whole day away.

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The parents were given leis in honor of their roles.

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Quyen's sister gave the most loving and warm speech that had us smiling and wiping the tear. But at the end, she added a line that had everyone howling. Oh my goodness. She nailed it.

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Just look at those faces!

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A bouquet and a loving speech for a faithful mom.

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They honored Quyen's father who passed away with a dance with some of the men who have cared for her. It was very special.

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The in-laws were fast friends.

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Quyen and Carl, the blessing of the Lord is so evident in your lives and we that know you feel the overflow....and we're all so, so happy for you!

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