Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hayley & Ivan: Beach Wedding

Hayley and I have been friends since I was eleven and she's always been one of my closest friends in this world. Ivan and Josh have known each other since 6th grade also! They became great friends in high school and even closer as the years went on.

The four of us all ended up in the same church youth group in high school, and then Ivan & Hayley were both attendants in my and Josh's wedding. It wasn't until years later that they developed a friendship. Ivan would go see Hayley to get his haircut (she's a stylist) and they'd catch up.

Last Christmas Hayley and I went shopping together and as we were grabbing a Starbucks she says to me, "So... Ivan and I have started dating." My mouth dropped open. I was shocked, and excited all at the same time. After many Wednesday nights hanging out at our house and playing Pop 5, I could see this was serious. :) Hayley not only could dish back all the teasing Ivan dealt out to her, it was more like he had met his match. And what a cute match they made.

I loved the vintage feel of their wedding. Hayley's dress was vintage and she shopped so specifically for her details, and they went together beautifully, down to her little vintage purse. I love-loved her hair piece. She's so creative that she made it herself!! She even made her own bouquet! Amazing.

At the wedding site on the beach there was a basket of cozy blankets for favors and umbrellas handy in case it rained, which it did sprinkle just as we finished family portraits after the ceremony. Then I got to do some romantic bride & groom photos, while the guests grabbed a cocktail. We ventured over to Panache restaurant and were greeted with a beautiful candle lit table and the owners served everyone. Fresh caught halibut, petite steaks, amazing hor'dourves, organic greens, great wine, ambiance and laughter...

I'm so happy for you Ivan & Hayley and I'm so honored that I got to capture such a special day. We love you both. May God bless your new adventures together!















Hayley stayed at the Cornelius House in Nye Beach and they had their "first look" on the entry way staircase.















I loved the lighting as the sun was setting on the beach. It was so creamy and moody.





This is Hayley's adorable niece and future nephew if you can find him in the photo. :)








Hayley warming up little A. I thought it was so sweet and typical of Hayley.





These are some of my favorites.



























Onto the intimate reception...

















I'm so excited for wedding season 2010! If you know anyone getting married please pass my name along. :)

15 comments:

Kaela Anne said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing....

David said...

These photos are lovely! Hayley and Ivan are a stunning couple!

Dr. Faith said...

This is quite possibly one of my favorites I've seen on your blog:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g165/bjfegles/1144.jpg

Janine the Bean said...

I'm so excited for them. What a beautiful wedding! And so great to see Dan and Holly too.

Amber said...

What style!! This is definitely one of my favorite weddings captured on your blog!

Erica Bader said...

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely stunning. Every picture is just drawdropping!

Jessica Jordan said...

My favorite is the one with the couple walking away under the umbrella where they are off to the left and there is a huge beach background. Very elegant.

Jenni Carmon said...

LOVE them. You rock!!

laura said...

Nice job Bethany! So special! These need to be on the pages of a magazine...Hayley is gorgeous and did such a great job with all the details, and you did a great job capturing them!

Cartmill Clan said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Melanie Whitaker Photographer said...

What an cool wedding! I liked so many of the romantic shots, I can't say which is my favorite, great job! I LOVE her dress.

christinaandbrian said...

it's been yrs since i've seen either of them! what a great wedding and pics. i am sure that was a great time for you guys!

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allison said...

Hi Bethany!

Hayley has been doing my hair for the past 4 years and she told me about her beautiful wedding photos. WOW!

Great Job and Hayley to no surprise looks lovely!

Thanks for sharing

Ali