When my friend Marc called and asked me to shoot his wedding, I was delighted and deeply honored. He and his husband David have been together for 14 years, and already had a big wedding ten years ago, so this was just going to be a tiny, intimate affair. Although I’ve only known them for a few shorts years, to me they have always been married, legal or not. No law (or lack of one) can undo the years of work they’ve put into their relationship. However, Washington State finally made same-sex marriage legal a few months ago, and so they decided they would finally make it legal.
I did not know, until the day of, that this was to be a double wedding. The two couples–Marc & David and Debbie & Janet–had decided all along, that if it ever become legal, the pairs of friends would have a wedding together. What a fantastic tribute to their friendship!
Debbie and Janet have been together over 20 years, and also had a wedding a number of years ago. They have two kids, who were both there to witness their parents’ official wedding. Not a dry eye there. Wine and champagne flowed, and afterward, a seven-course wine-paired meal, made by the ever-delightful Chef Lisa Nakamura of Allium on Orcas Island.
I am honored to have been there to capture the highlights of the day and am sharing a few of my favorites with you here.