On July 14, Matt and I arrived for the ferry to Orcas Island bright and early. We pulled into the line and immediately saw that Robby's rental car was right behind us! We had some time to kill before boarding, so everyone popped out of the cars. It turned out quite a few attendants and guests (and Scott!) were taking the same ferry over, so we all kind of mingled while we waited to board.
|Driving onto the ferry
|That skyline though...
|Pretty much our first view from Orcas. Beautiful!
We ran through rehearsal first. Scott and Robby had three aisles to walk into the wedding, and had to time our walks and make sure we all knew where to stand. I loved this set up - they each walked down the outside aisles with both parents, then met together in the middle. When they walked out, they walked up the center aisle together. Two equal men coming together and leaving as one. The symbolism was beautiful.
|Matt and his dad testing the water. Verdict: It was COLD
|Robby and his dad tending the grill
|They kill me
Wedding day arrived bright and early. Robby's best woman and I were the first two to get our makeup and hair done, so we had to be at the guys' suite between 8am and 8:30. I had been concerned that my hair would be too short for a cute updo, but the stylist did a great job! (I am so forgetful - I didn't get a picture of the back!)
|Robby kept us stocked in mimosas
|Dylan and Matt
|Copying their vows into little journals for the ceremony
|I love this photo
Finally, after getting some pre-wedding family pictures, it was time for the ceremony. Everything went so smoothly, and it was just beautiful. I was choked up the entire time. I had to avoid eye contact with the grooms during my reading, and I nearly lost it during their vows. They have just been so good for each other and their love and commitment is so genuine.
|I believe this was caught at the moment Paloma quoted Britney Spears.
|With Paloma, feeling relieved and ready to party after a job well done
|They changed into hanboks for part of the reception.
|Robby and Scott each had two attendants give toasts. Leighanne, Scott's best woman, delivered the first funny, poignant speech to get the ball rolling.
|I pretty much managed to stay dry-eyed until Matt's toast.
|They had a Jenga set for us to write memories on to help them "build memories"; so cute!
|We found this photo in one of their displayed scrapbooks and recreated it in their photo booth.
|Matt and Dylan gave into temptation and spent some time skipping rocks.