The Mermaid and the Pirate

For my pictorial of the magical wedding of Lucy and Kris on Whidbey Island I will be using  a couple quotes from a Love Story that Lucy’s friend Kj wrote for Lucy and Kris and read at the ceremony.

The Wedding Processional

Our son and daughter in law.

The bride’s youngest sister and a childhood friend of the groom

The brides younger sister with her husband and one of their 3 sons.


Oliver’s big brother Finn carrying the rings in the treasure chest.

These sweet little faeries are all cousins.

The enchanting mermaid makes her appearance!

“Magical things happen to all of us on our way through life without our noticing for a time they have happened. “Surely it has been there all along,” you think. “Surely I have always loved him.” “She has always been mine,” you tell yourself. And of course, being magic, it is all true, even when it is still only becoming so.”

“And so it was for the pirate and the mermaid who fell in love.”

My dear friend who is the Mother of the Bride.

Dear with one of the Uncles of the bride.

So pleased to be seated in Rivendell!

The walking buddies reunite…

It was a lovely wedding from beginning to end. The music was wonderful. The food was fresh and tasty. The venue was enchanting. God blessed the day with wonderful weather so the bride’s dream of a garden wedding came to pass.

My apologies to part of the wedding party that I failed to get photos of. This fancy purse that I carried threw me off my game. I’m not used to wearing and carrying such finery along with my huge camera! A conjured up excuse to be sure! But seriously when you bloggers go to lovely events like these do you get photography challenged?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “The Mermaid and the Pirate

  1. I love the simplicity of this beautiful wedding – especially the bouquets!! I think you did really well at getting great pictures – not photography challenged at all. I know what you mean though (I’m the crazy “aunt” that is always taking pictures). Your purse is beautiful!

  2. Those are the cutest ringbearers ever! I like how the bridesmaids are each wearing a different dress- yet similar. Laura looks gorgeious!

  3. What a beautiful setting and gorgeous fairy tale wedding! And yes, I am one of those who always carries a camera, sometimes not knowing whether to take shots of the occasion or just to enjoy the moment!

  4. Such simplicity with such elegance! LOVED all the photos. The little girls dresses were darling! How fun to celebrate with friends.

  5. What a fabulous setting! I am a sucker for outdoor weddings and this location was awesome.

    Taking pictures at weddings with a small camera is easy but knowing what can be captured with a dslr, it is difficult to default to a pocket sized camera. Plus once one shifts into guest mode instead of artist/documentor mode it is tough to get all the great shots.
    Especially if you actually know a lot of the guests and want to catch up. You did a great job of doing both in my opinion.

  6. Ellen! Your pictures captured each moment so perfectly. It was a magical day, for sure. Thank you for sharing your pics. It was lovely to see you.

  7. This was such an enchanting wedding! It really did look like a fairy tale.

    I am very conflicted about bringing my big camera to my daughter’s wedding …I want to but then I don’t want to. How did you handle that? She will have a professional photographer and a videographer at the wedding, so I’m not worried about not having photos…eventually..but I guess you understand how we want our shots right away and the how as bloggers we are always telling a story with our photos so we see things differently. Ah well I’ll probably leave the camera home and rely on other quests to take photos..or maybe not….lol!

    • Yes, you have to wait too long to get the professional photos. For bloggers that’s really hard. It was easy for me to use my big camera while I was sitting watching the ceremony (at this wedding) because I didn’t have my hands filled with anything else. I would assign a friend or family member you know will take good shots and ask them to snap away. Maybe more than one person. You could give them memory cards and have them give them to you after the ceremony. Also there is time before the ceremony and the guests arrive where you would have a chance to take your own photos.

      • Pat, If I lived closer I’d come and stand in the shadows and take photos for you :0)

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  9. Are you kidding me? I get photography challenged all the time at events because I am too busy enjoying the moments fully engaged with others that I completely forget to take photos half the time! Gorgeous purse or no purse! LOL. But loved the pics you did take!

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