Hands down, this was one of our favorite couples this year! Taryn is a very gifted artist//painter and hails from South Africa. Stephen is from my hometown of Virginia Beach and is now a rescue diver for the US Coast Guard, stationed in LAX. The couple were married at the Palos Verdes Lighthouse on USCG property overlooking the cliffs of Southern California. One of the most memorable moments of the day was when steve's buddies from the Coast Guard did a surprise helicopter flyby, and then hovered over the couple while they posed for photos!

I loved everything about this wedding, from its location to originality. Each detail displayed in this film{bridesmaids dresses, gifts, boutonnieres/head pieces, invitations, and centerpieces} was hand made by this talented bride. Taryn actually wore the same floral head piece her grandmother wore some 40 years ago! I was very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing couple's wedding!

The Civil Wars- Poison & Wine

Poison & Wine is a musical snapshot about the dichotomy of love - that while it can be the thing that destroys you, it can also be the very same thing that beckons and builds you. JP and I are both married have been for several years now - and we got to talking one day about what a tug and pull our individual relationships can be. The longer you know someone - and the longer you allow someone to know you - the more the light and shadows inside each person become more vivid. This song was our attempt at being as brutally honest about the dangerous and beautiful process of knowing and being known.
(-Joy Williams, The Civil Wars)

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