they are the kind of couple that you love to be around.
shannon has the most winsome giggle, and she laughs a lot. because she is truly amused by all of life’s little quirks and everyone else’s jokes. she has this way of accepting and loving that’s not overly sentimental, but genuine. she tells you the truth.
shannon’s dad once said of jeff – “how can you NOT like him?” and if you have met him, you know it’s true. he listens carefully and asks good questions and is not afraid to crack a joke that other people might not laugh at.
but shannon always laughs. but most with jeff. they can’t help but smile when they look at each other.
and to be around them, it’s not like you are intruding on anything. together they really embrace whoever else is nearby.
to be there on their wedding day was a great blessing for me. it reminded me too much of my own wedding, which marked the end of a long and difficult long-distance love. and it felt so real to see them rejoice in this day, because i remembered what it was like to have to say goodbye at the end of a long distance call or hug so tight at the end of a too-short visit.
shannon and jeff, i love that you have found each other. congratulations, friends.
shannon + jeff’s first look…
venue: rengstorff house, mountain view
(delicious) catering: mason cookery
flower design: fairytale flowers by kirsten
coordination: nuree choe
cake: kristen akeley