My future wife and I first met in 2007 at a housewarming party for my girlfriend at the time. It was love at first sight for Nat, but since I was dating someone, we went the friend route. We had a wonderful relationship as friends—we rode bikes around San Francisco, got tattoos, ate pizza in the Castro, and spent long hours in coffee shops working as I was in grad school and she was picking up extra work as an editor. After six months, Nat told me that she was beginning to have feelings about me, so we had to part ways. It was really hard, but we stopped talking completely. Two years later I found myself single and thinking about Nat. We met up with each other in December 2009 at a craft fair and the magic was still there. We fell in love super hard and got engaged eight months later. After three years of knowing one another, we’re finally beginning our lives together. Our wedding is going to be in San Francisco in the spring of 2011.
I’m a photographer specializing in LGBT events and I was super excited to begin our wedding planning, as I knew everything that would be involved. We’re going to accomplish this super fun wedding plan as a team. We worked really hard to divide up the to-do list, so neither of us feel overwhelmed. What we are going to do will cater to our strengths. For example, Nat is a musician, so she’ll be handling the music. She also has super neat penmanship, so she’ll be handling our invitations. I’m a crafty femme, so I’ll be doing the decorations, planning the ceremony, setting up the day of plans, making a back drop for the altar, handling the photo booth props, etc, etc, etc. Luckily, we have super talented friends that will help us out with flowers, food, jewelry for me and the bridesmaids, bridal bouquet, boutonnières, MC, and we’re going to have a dear friend of our marry us!
Thanks for following me on this journey! There will be laughter and tears, and in the end, we will have the wedding of our dreams with a budget we can afford.
All photos by me