Beth & Chris’ Simple Orcas Island Wedding


This wedding, shot by Seattle photographer Jenny Jimenez has such an amazing simplicity to it. I’m so inspired by this wedding, because it seems that the couple stripped all the excess away, leaving a pure and simple ceremony, expressing love and joy and family. And on top of that, it features stellar scenery (who would ever need wedding decorations again, if we all got married in amazing natural places like this), found art sculpture, and a dress so amazing I would steal it out of the pictures and wear it myself if I could.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingBeth and Chris planned their wedding while living halfway around the world in Mumbai, India. Beth had her dress made for her in India, and I think it might be the most beautiful wedding dress I’ve ever seen. Simple, somewhat traditional, but made of a easy relaxed fabric.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe wedding took place on family property on Orcas Island, where Chris’s grandfather had collected items and made them into found art.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical Wedding
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingIs there anything more we could as for on our wedding day then to climb through nature, barefoot, with our beloved? Since we are also getting married in nature, I intend to be doing some of this myself.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe bride was walked down the aisle by both of her parents, a Jewish tradition that I love. And look how much they are all enjoying each others company!
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingI’ve showed you their chuppah before. So simple and so beautiful.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe ceremony site featured some of Chris’ grandfathers found art, three concrete circles overlooking the water.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical Wedding I love pictures of couples laughing and enjoying each other during the ceremony.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe wedding pictures that I love the most are always these pictures of the couple, after the ceremony, giddy with the joy of it all.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingAnd ok… this picture, with the vintage umbrellas… Oh. My. God. Best wedding party ever.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingThe evening ended with some dancing in the barn.
Beth & Chris Simple Orcas Island Wedding | A Practical WeddingAnd a huge hora outside. Hurrah!

A big congratulations to Beth and Chris! And a huge thank you to Jenny Jimenez for sharing this wedding with me. You should go check out much more of this wedding on her blog.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14020247269305899606 Grosgrain Bride

    Aww — that last picture is so sweet! What a lovely wedding!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10010855220044881380 Krista

    Stunning photos. That location is inspirational!

  • http://lovestained.wordpress.com Jeni from Kansas

    What beautiful pictures!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10501327120744763498 Jennifer

    What a beautiful wedding and I love the huppah!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06908075441268622061 Cassandra B

    I may seriously have to stop visiting this blog. That dress is to die for. You have me reconsidering my dress and I already have 2.

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    Gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09317859250099261316 Amanda

    Does anyone know where the ceremony and reception took place specifically on Orcas?

    Thanks!

  • http://tiffanyandink.blogsite.org Tiffany

    I love this location! I love the San Juan Islands period! It’s so natural and beautiful all on its own that there’s no need for big flower arrangements. The material of Beth’s dress has a print of some kind, no? It’s very lovely. Weddings are so beautiful and perfect there. These photo’s make me want to do it all over again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    @Abby
    I don't know about the umbrellas. Our huppah was about like this one (inspired by this one) so that I know more about, if you need tips. Interesting, I never noticed she was bouquet-less…. if you send in your wedding pictures maybe I can do a post about that. I will say my bouquet was barely in my hands… they were… busy. I donno, I thought I'd adore it, but it was just a silly prop that I was done with right away. Good thing I didn't spend on it ;)

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