Some things just come naturally ~ weddings and sumptuous white dresses, big bunches of roses and the sparkling glitz of diamonds and crystals ...
Nicole's wedding is all that and more!
Nicole and James were married in Abigail's Garden at the beautiful Abernethy Center in Oregon City. Don't you love the name of that? Abigail's Garden ...
LBB Photographer, Lauren Brooks was there to capture each and every gorgeous moment!
View the whole wedding gallery here.
from lauren ... since they both grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Nicole and James decided to get married in Oregon City, Oregon. They live in DC and planned their entire wedding from across the country using mostly email and the internet (very impressive!) The vision for their day was for it to be classic and beautiful with unique elements. Nicole said that she really had fun with the planning and loved so many ideas, that she had a hard time narrowing it down. In the end, they created an elegant event that exuded warmth and joy.
Don't you LOVE the dainty sophistication of their design?
his proposal ~ James had planned to propose in New York City at my favorite restaurant, Tavern on the Green. We had taken a trip there shortly after we started dating, and it is where we truly realized we loved each other. While this was a sweet, thoughtful, orchestrated proposal ... what ended up happening was even better: I had been sick for days ... one of those just cannot get over it ~ nothing makes you better ~ flu. James had been taking care of me, desperate to make me feel better, but I was really down because we had to miss a weekend adventure we had planned. James kindly went out to get my 14th gallon of apple juice and some medicine for me. When he returned he gave me the medicine, handed me my drink, and then curled himself around me and held a gorgeous two carat ring in front of my face. I whipped around and looked at him and he told me that he loved me and couldn’t imagine his life without me.
I, in turn, realized I didn’t want to have any more memories that he wasn’t a part of. He said he loved every moment with me, even if I was sick and cranky, and wanted to spend the rest of his life making me happy. That did the trick. He made me feel better right then and there."
Nicole and James ~ here's to many more happy moments!!
See the entire wedding gallery from Lauren Brooks right here ~ Nicole & James' SMP Photo Gallery
Photography: Lauren Brooks Photography, Cinematography: Focal Point Video, Flowers: Blum Design in Flowers, Event Design: West Coast Event Productions, Ceremony & Reception Venue Abernethy Center, Abigail's Garden, Invitations: Ephemera Designs, Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Dress: Priscilla of Boston, Veil: Designed by bride, Headpiece: LoBoheme, Ceremony Music: Collage Music, Linens: La Tavola, Cake: White Rose Bakery, DJ: All Wright Music, Bridesmaid's Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Hair & Make-up: Nicole Wagner.