Surfsand Hotel Wedding
Capturing the Moment
A calming wind juxtaposes the turbulent waters along the sandy windswept shore of Cannon Beach Oregon. On this beautiful July summer day, TJ and Kirsten decided to dedicate themselves to each other for all time. We were there to capture the moment and all the small moments along the way that made this such a special event to be a part of.
Choosing Cannon Beach as the location of their wedding was not happenstance, it couldn’t be any further from coincidence. TJ and Kirsten chose this location because of the memories they have made together here. The moments they have shared individually that helped to forge the strong bonds of love that they celebrate today. Bringing together family and friends from all over the world was the best way to show how these bonds they have built here are only strengthened by sharing that love they have for one another with those closest to them in their lives.
As the waters of the Pacific dance upon the sand just in front of the ceremony, guests were treated to the story of TJ and Kirsten’s relationship. Speaking to the dedication each of them has for each other and the love that had grown between them in the months leading up to their marriage. Never was their commitment to each other so pronounced than when Kirsten recited her vows to TJ. She spoke of a choice that was never in doubt. She expressed to him how his kindness, optimism, and dedication to her has never faltered, even in times that she felt it would. It wasn’t in spite of her admitted faults that he chose to love her but was instead because of those faults that only made the relationship stronger.
As the officiant turned to each of them to recite their final dedications, you could see the emotions struggling to come out. At the announcement, it was obvious to all in attendance how passionately they felt for each other and how much this ceremony was the culmination of one part of their life passing into the next. A life that will be enjoyed and cherished together for all time.
The celebration then moved indoors to the banquet hall. The room greeted guests with a beautiful purple lighting accent provided by our uplights that adorned the curtained backdrop of the reception area. Friends and family provided toasts to the happy couple and shared stories of Kirsten and TJ’s lives and how their love for one another affected their lives positively. There truly is no better way to honor a newly married couple than to express how they have grown together both as individuals and in their relationship since their meeting. You could easily tell how much their relationship has meant to all of those closest to them.
The celebration then moved back out to the beach with music provided by none other than DJ Cutt himself. This was a time for the happy couple to really let their hair down and enjoy the spirit of the event. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they partied well into the night and DJ Cutt even threw some of those old 90’s favorites Kirsten spoke about into the mix as part of the event.
In closing, this was truly a wonderful event to have been a part of. Reflecting on the ceremony overlooking the Pacific it truly inspired thoughts of the infinite especially as it perfectly parallels the bonds of love that were forged there between TJ and Kirsten. We had a great time at this event, and we are so happy that we could share a little of it with you. After all, it is these captured moments that will live on forever in the minds of everyone blessed enough to have shared them with TJ and Kirsten.
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