This week’s Real Wedding was submitted by the fabulous Heather Jowett, of Heather J Photography. As soon as I saw the beautiful ceremony and loads of adorable flowers, I had to ask her for more!
Here is what Heather had to say about Katie & Adam’s Real Wedding.
Couple: Katie and Adam Hashimoto
Location: Independence Lake Community Park
About their wedding:
This is a wedding I photographed last summer. What was so awesome about this wedding was that it was a completely church grown wedding. Katie and Adam met at a campus church at the University of Michigan, where they were both in the worship band. The wedding really was grown out of that church. Myself, and Drew (who baked the awesome carrot cake) both met Katie and Adam through church. The campus minister performed the ceremony, some other church members grilled hamburgers for their fun and casual reception, and Julie, the pastor’s wife, served as the coordinator. One of Katie’s friends designed the beautiful invites. I just loved that so many people from the church volunteered to make their wedding incredible, and the whole event was full of so much love between the couple, and for the couple. And, luckily for all the guests, Katie and Adam topped the day off by treating us to a song.
I found out Katie and Adam had gotten engaged at a church function and I was so thrilled for the two of them. It’s hard to express just how much this couple is perfect for one another. I was so happy when Katie approached me shortly after they set a date to document her wedding day for her.
The cross on Katie’s bouquet belonged to her grandmother. Katie is Irish, by heritage, so she wanted to include the Celtic cross with her bouquet. Katie has the inside of Adam’s ring inscribed. It says “My dream boat” . The bridesmaids wore cinnamon dresses. I love how they complimented everyone’s skin tones. The arch was made by a friend. The way the wind caught it on their wedding day was really beautiful.
(What an adorable story, Heather. Thank you so much for sharing!)
Quick Bio of Heather J. Photography: Heather J specializes in documenting fun & awesome couples with fun & awesome photography. She started her love affair with photography by photographing trees when she was 12 years old, and luckily, has gotten much better at taking pictures since then. Website: www.heatherjphoto.com