iphone pix from Tessa + Andy's wedding.

Without further ado .... pictures from Tessa and Andy's Wedding! I only took a few photos with my real camera since most of the day was spent Maid-of-Honoring (see: me following Tessa around a pear orchard with a San Pelligrino, a red lipstick and a giant white balloon.)  Which was really just fine by me because the day was one of the most memorable ever and it will live on in my mind and in the forthcoming photos from the official photographer/my dear friend Cassy Berry. So, I bring you the five pictures I quickly snapped on my phone! The rest of these are borrowed from the instagram of our friend and fabulous Day-Of Coordinator, Megan (of Mackenzie Events. I cannot recommend her highly enough!)

Tessa will be the first to tell you she has high expectations and it made my heart so happy to have everything exactly the way she imagined it. Here are some of the special details she dreamed up... 
  1. homemade wedding cake + juliet roses. The night before the big day, Tess and I went over to Billy Jean's as she was baking it, and she put mint green dye into the frosting toothpick-tip by toothpick-tip to get the color just right. (And, Megan made the rose-gold bent wire "I do" cake topper.)
  2. pizza party!! dinner was "fancy" local pizza, served on cake plates, from Solstice in Bingen, WA
  3. venue: The Ruins at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River, OR
  4. Andy, the groom, made a playlist on his iPod and we all danced the night away. The first song of the night was LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends" and it was truly one of the happiest moments of my life. I met Tessa and Andy my first month in Portland, and dancing to that song at their wedding was one of those "wow" moments where I was just so filled-up by everything that has happened in the last four years. My life here has been better than I anything I knew to hope for.
  5. I developed a gold foiling technique to make the signage, since Tessa was very adamant about her wedding "not looking like Pinterest threw-up on it"
  6. the favors were heart shaped sunglasses and they were the cutest! It was so funny to look out from the alter during the ceremony and see everyone in the audience wearing them, including her grandpa.

I'll share my handful of film photos  (taken with a Hasselblad I borrowed from my friend Anu!!) when I get them back from the processor. They'll, of course, be accompanied by me getting all emotional on you about my best friend getting married and how being her Maid of Honor is a memory I'll cherish forever.

(photos) top, bottom, 5 and 6 with my iPhone | 1 - 4 by @megnmackenzie
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  1. lets talk about how aggressively ive been refreshing samanthashorey.blogspot.com to see pics from this wedding!! SIGH it looked amazing slash i want all of these touches at my future wedding (assuming ill have one haha) SO BEAUTIFUL SAM!!! cant wait to see more!!! hope all is well <3

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    1. you = wind beneath my blogging wings. also, I volunteer to recreate any gold leafing necessary for your future nuptials because it's basically my most favorite craft-activity ever.

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  2. also i definitely google 'gold leafing kit' and am going to attempt this weekend. ok im done now lol

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  3. Everything about these pictures is perfect, especially that mint tulle skirt you're wearing. And how fun are sunglasses as party favors?!! I love this way too much.

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    1. Thank you, Allie! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Tessa. She deserves all credit for this fabulous day - including my outfit, ha!

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  4. Oh my goodness. Tell me about your skirt. I love all of this! Can't wait to see more.

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    1. Megan, the skirt is from BHLDN!! Tessa picked it out and it was a total dream. I mean, who gets to wear stuff from BHLDN when it's not even their own wedding day? I am a lucky lady.

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  5. I have been WAITING for a new post (no pressure, I just love your photography and words so much).

    These photos are so beautiful. If I had a wedding, I'd love for you to photograph it. So beautiful and artistic.

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    1. Tiffany, I've been such a bum blogger lately. Thanks for not giving up on me!! And, whenever your day comes and you need a photographer - you've got it. I'd be delighted to photograph a bride with such grace!

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    1. It's been really fun to see everyone wearing them around town/on instagram since then too! such a cute idea.

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  7. ah, you always have the best perspective with your camera. love this sam. and i love your outfit too.
    i'm still in the state of trying to accept that i lost my camera.

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    1. Niken, what happened to your camera? I would be beyond sad if I lost my pentax! that's such a bummer.

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  8. how cute is that wedding?! where was it at? that wall looks fabulous. as weird as that sounds...
    anyways, adorable. also i love the white heart glasses. i have a pair of red ones and i never take them off. literally.
    lol
    xoxo
    e
    http://nine-fortytwo.blogspot.com

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  9. what a beautiful event. the bride looks gorgeous. and your skirt... LOVE.

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    1. thank you, Lauren! It was also the first time I've liked the way my make-up looked after having it done professionally. Our hairdresser in Portland came out (mostly for our hair) and she did airbrush. Have you ever tried it? It was so natural - you could still see my freckles - it just looked better. I was like "I want this everyday!" (I had to share, since you are a make-up guru)

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  10. holy shit. i love everything about this.

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  11. Those signs were the best... and your toast even better. I love you FRIEND and I am so happy you could be a part of our big day. Our (the 3 of us) wedding was the best.

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  12. Sam, I can't wait to see more photos... especially the ones with your hasselblad. I'm also very curious about your DIY gold leafing technique. Your little sign turned out so beautifully!

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