I am so in love with the moment when Brooke opened her gift from Josh and flipped through the pages of a brand new Bible and smelled them — breathed them in deeply. To remember the moment. I do the same thing. Family members traveled from all over the world to be there for the moment that these two married. Josh’s parents journeyed all the way from their home in Morocco to help the two prepare for their wedding in the home in which Josh spent his early childhood before the family moved to Africa. It seemed so special that they should have their first look there. Then, after some inspiring photos under colorful trees with Mount Baker towering in the distance, their ceremony took place at the couple’s home church in Mount Vernon. And the day only got better as we quickly made our way to Bellingham to catch sunset photos at Marine Park in Fairhaven, and the two joyfully celebrated their reception at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal — complete with a sky lantern release at the end.
Ceremony Venue: Emmanuel Baptist Church / Reception Venue: Port of Bellingham Cruise Terminal / Second photographer: Debbie Schwab / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Hair and Makeup: Gena Sussman / Florist: Stacy Tyrrell