Their communication began online, and when they met in person there was an immediate connection. James says Kristal took his breath away and the two shared a perfect first date.
The engagement was over the top romantic! James planned a relaxing Winter weekend away, complete with roses, champagne, and chocolate. As they walked along the decorated streets of Portland, James got down on one knee and proposed. It was then that they found their inspiration for the romantic Winter wedding. They wanted a winter wonderland with snow, candlelight, and warm fireplaces. When they arrived at Willowdale and saw the trees with the twinkle lights, it took them back to the night they got engaged, and decided then that Willowdale was the absolute perfect venue for their vision.
When asked what her favorite moment of her wedding was, Kristal replied: "Sharing our love with our amazing families and wonderful friends. We truly enjoyed every minute of the day. From seeing each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle, to exchanging vows, our first dance, cutting the cake, to dancing with our family and friends. Every moment holds a special place in our hearts. We just wish it could have lasted a little longer!"
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful story and celebration with me! Congrats, guys!
And special thanks to my partner in crime, Ashley for shooting with me that day! Her beautiful images are mixed in here as well :)