From Anne: Our wedding was on the most gorgeous day the San Juan Islands had seen all summer! Both our ceremony and reception took place at Odd Fellows Hall, an historic hall perfectly situated on the water in Eastsound, Washington. We chose Orcas Island because Allyson’s family has been vacationing here since she was young and they brought me here several years ago when we first started dating. Since then, we have created our own memories in this magical place, and we saw our wedding as an opportunity to share it with our family and friends.
Our wedding was such an incredible day, full of joy and love and lots of emotions. We are so lucky to have so many supportive people in our lives, and we both have inherited even more in our partner’s families and friends. With 100 people coming from 16 different states, our wedding weekend was a great opportunity for new friendships to form and for people to catch up that had not seen each other for a while.
My favorite part of the day was Allyson and me singing “I’ve Just Seen A Face” by the Beatles out on the balcony with all of our friends and family standing around. We love to sing together at home or around a campfire with friends, and this gave us a chance to share that with everyone we love. Honestly, it all went by way too quickly! But I’m happy to have some great pictures and it’s nice to hear family and friends still bring it up their favorite moments. I know we will think back on it fondly for years and years.
Photographs by Jonathan Steinberg.