Photo Fridays

Today is really something special. Andria from Andria Lindquist Photography sent me over these beautiful bridal prep photos! Not only are the photos stunning, but the story that goes with it is even better! It is so personal and so sweet! Read on to hear Andria’s words.

There are some moments in your life you will remember forever. Like really remember, until your 94 and grey. I recently experienced one of those moments, and it wasn’t even my moment. As you may know (or soon will) a best friend of mine, a sister really, got married to her soul mate on June 26th. My first best friend at college. The reason why we have Q&A time. The source of so much wisdom & guidance in my life. There are few words to adequately explain the emotion felt on this day. 

There are few ways to share just how special this girl is and how much the people surrounding her on this day wanted nothing less than perfect for her. What started out as a chance and a risk in relationship and giving her heart away ended up in an eternal union and love and devotion that I have yet to see elsewhere. Needless to say, the 3 days of events and moments leading up to this were soaked in as carefully as we could. I knew it would fly by and I just kept saying, soak it all in – soak it all in. 

This day was truly truly perfect. Waited for and prayed for and when it came, it came and nothing seemed to be out of place from what girls dream of. We stayed out in Bellevue at the Hyatt and when the wedding morning came, there were 7 girls, mothers, grandmas and ONE bride prepped for the day. Quinn had her planners from True Colors Events with us all day and I cannot say how wonderful they are. They made her day effortless and run so smooth. Its no wonder they have pretty much won every Seattle award possible.

I cannot say how blessed and what an honor it was when Quinn asked me if I’d take some photos of her and the whole prep period leading up to her wedding. I had no idea what I would feel shooting this. You’ll see her, us, beauty tools and plenty of fluff. But when the moment came to put her dress on and the door shut with just me, her mom and the maid of honor, Erica, I lost it. This is the moment. I was completely taken over by the sentimental joy, love and excitement for one of my best friends on the biggest day of her life. Something was in that room and I just couldn’t stop crying. Everything was perfect and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a breath-taking dress (it’s a Monique Lhuillier for all those asking)-  let alone bride.

The images speak for themselves. I take no credit. I was just there with a camera in my hand – and just absolutely blessed that I was able to be the one to capture this for her. Thank canon. And thank you Quinn for asking me to do so. I cried when I loaded them on my computer, the whole time I was editing and every time I look at them. She’s just so fantastic. But really, when did I turn so weepy?

From here, an even more perfect day took place. The tears didn’t stop, we danced like it was 1999 and the fun lasted until 3 am. We’ve been talking about this day since and I will always have the most special moments from 6.26. So all of this now becomes even more important and such a fantastic memory we’ll look back on often.

Event Planners: True Colors Events 
Photographer: Andria Lindquist 
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Makeup: Kathy Evans
Hair: Sayward Spalding

Thank you so much Andria and Quinn for sharing such gorgeous photos and such a beautiful story!