Graydon & Erin's Wedding at Grand Willow Inn

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Airika and I met when we were in the eighth grade. I knew I liked Airika from the first time I saw her, although it took about 10 years for Airika to come around. (I suspect that sporting a bowl cut for the majority of those years had something to do with it…) We were kids, and looking back at those days definitely feels like a lifetime ago.

I can only imagine what that must be like for Graydon and Erin–these two lovebirds met when they were only 3 years old! They went to the same preschool, grew up at the same church, went through youth group together, and even shared a duet in a church play together!  In high school, Erin (an aspiring filmaker) thought that it would be pretty cool to recreate one of her favorite films in the woods of Washington. Naturally, Graydon signed on to help, and they ended up working together for two years as they re-filmed Lord of the Rings. After that, they went to college together at Biola University in Southern California, where they now live. Needless to say, they have spent a lot of time together in their lifetime, and they were absolutely thrilled to make it a permanent arrangement.

Their outdoor wedding at Grand Wilow Inn was incredible. The moment Erin started her walk down the aisle, the sun fully emerged to fill the scene. Graydon & Erin couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to start their new life together.

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Bridal Boutique: Mary Me Bridal (Orange, CA) | Cake Artist: Sweet Cakes Bakery | Wedding Venue & Catering: Grand Willow Inn (Mt. Vernon) | Photography: The Popes | Hair & Makeup: Salon Zuberentz | Videography: Clear Brook Productions | Officiant: John McKeague | DJ: Martin Iverson| Florist: Garden Gate Floral Design | Getaway Car: British Motorcoach

Pam : 12:35 June 30, 2010 Reply
Love these photos... can't wait for the balance... yeah!
Brittany : 14:35 June 30, 2010 Reply
These are so beautiful. I love the photo of Graydon twirling Erin on the dance floor as well as the progressive cake feeding, it really captures who they are.
Kristine Neeley : 16:15 June 30, 2010 Reply
So classic and timeless! The ring shot is BRILL-IANT. Great work you guys :)
Aunt Kathy : 21:52 June 30, 2010 Reply
These are so gorgeous, and they capture everything that was felt on their special day. You guys are amazing photographers. I know Erin and Graydon will be more than pleased.
Barb Naylor : 09:54 July 2, 2010 Reply
For those of us who celebrated this marriage from afar, these photos help us see what we missed!
Graydon and Erin : 11:36 July 2, 2010 Reply
OH MY GOSH!!!!!! THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you so much for capturing our special day in such a beautiful way!!!! We are so excited with the way these turned out and we can't wait to see the rest!!!
Nou : 09:22 July 5, 2010 Reply
Congrats you two! the pictures are beautiful!
Donna Cook Misner : 09:25 July 5, 2010 Reply
Graydon and Erin...what a beautiful day! You guys both look like you are glowing! You also both look like one of those couples that comes in a store bought frame! congratulations! Love to you both!
Lauren : 09:40 July 5, 2010 Reply
These are incredible! Looks like it was SUCH a beautiful wedding :)
Garrett Wycoff : 09:43 July 5, 2010 Reply
These photos are amazing! I love the use of focal length and color, like on the Bently ornament. I also love the moments captured, like the Bridal party praying and the Groom dressing and smiling. Great Job! I love Graydon and Erin!!!
Amy Yellis : 09:53 July 5, 2010 Reply
Erin looks SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the shot of her dress and flowers with Graydon out of focus in the background! :)
Alicia : 10:15 July 5, 2010 Reply
All of these pictures are gorgeous! What a precious day, captured amazingly. So happy for Erin and Graydon!
Evan Dunn : 11:17 July 5, 2010 Reply
Wow!!! Amazing photos! I'm so happy for you guys! :) Great smiles all around! And beautiful setting...
Dakota Decker : 11:19 July 5, 2010 Reply
oh wow... i cant believe all these pictures! the color is so vibrant and sharp! a few of my favorites are the girls praying, the cake smashing sequence , and the dance photos!
Rogin : 11:20 July 5, 2010 Reply
I love all these photos they are beautiful. I enjoyed being there to witness this and these pictures are amazing. Congrats again!!
Andrew Harmon : 11:28 July 5, 2010 Reply
Simply stunning! I love how you have captured even the most common moments (like getting ready or just standing around) in a way that reveals them to be the epic moments that this day was truly made of
Gavin Naylor : 11:30 July 5, 2010 Reply
These are fantastic photos and have truly captured that special day for Erin and Graydon!
Chris : 11:40 July 5, 2010 Reply
Very artsy; these photos are spectacular. Once again, congratulations guys!
dana dill : 12:04 July 5, 2010 Reply
Wow these are outstanding shots! What a celebration that was!
Joyce : 12:05 July 5, 2010 Reply
These pictures capture the two of you beautifully! Best wishes for a beautiful future! (Note to the Photographer - great work! You captured the fun and the romance here as well as you did for Neil and Kelly!)
nate : 13:17 July 5, 2010 Reply
...all these pictures and i didn't even make it into one?
Rebecca Marshall : 13:28 July 5, 2010 Reply
these pictures are sooo beautiful! so glad i was there to be able to witness it. :)
Holly Wycoff : 13:37 July 5, 2010 Reply
Very beautiful pictures of a very beautiful wedding!
Abby : 13:50 July 5, 2010 Reply
These pics are awesome! Seriously gorgeous! I wish you guys all the best!
Mallory : 13:50 July 5, 2010 Reply
Gorgeous! I love them! These pics make the day look so magical-which it was! ;-)
Kathryn Marshall : 14:10 July 5, 2010 Reply
Absolutely stunning! Just the beginning of beautiful memories.
Kathy : 16:03 July 5, 2010 Reply
Great pictures!
Jessica Marshall : 16:12 July 5, 2010 Reply
wooohoohooo!!!! beautiful couple, and beautiful photos. what a wonderful day!!!
Jimmy : 16:45 July 5, 2010 Reply
Congratulations guys! You look great and I'm so happy for the two of you!
Geralyn Keller : 18:46 July 5, 2010 Reply
Oh my goodness! If I had not been at Graydon and Erin's wedding, I would say these photos were major scripted out as an advertisement shoot. Well, they probably were, in a sense. Whether photoshopped or something else, these have to be the most exquisite wedding photos I have ever seen! Fabulous! You had a great couple to work with, too!!!
Alyssa Miller : 20:52 July 5, 2010 Reply
Congratulations Graydon and Erin!!!
Danielle Gibbs : 23:59 July 5, 2010 Reply
Such beautiful pictures!
Brian Barnett : 08:35 July 6, 2010 Reply
It was such a beautiful wedding. I am so happy for you guys and can't wait to see you guys when school starts again. Congratulations. The pictures look amazing.
Marshall cress : 08:55 July 6, 2010 Reply
Congrats Graydon and Erin. I love you guys so much. Graydon I am so happy for you. Erin I am so happy that you are my sister in law. Love you both beyond words.
Sue Keller : 09:23 July 6, 2010 Reply
Beautiful photos from a beautiful event. So glad we could be there to celebrate your big day. The photos are amazing!!!
Jeff Schneider : 09:30 July 6, 2010 Reply
Those photos are amazing, a true keepsake for the future.
Lori Cress : 09:42 July 6, 2010 Reply
I love the pictures! You really captured the moments in a beautiful way. Thank you.
Liv : 11:15 July 6, 2010 Reply
These pictures are so precious. You two look so beautiful, the wedding was such a joyous event. love you both!
Solveig : 12:13 July 6, 2010 Reply
oh my goodness these pictures do the perfect job of capturing the feeling and tone of your wedding! they are just delightful! my favorite one is you guys leaving with the rose petals everywhere!
thepopes : 12:22 July 6, 2010 Reply
Naturally, I love all of these images, but one of my favorites is the very last image, on the bottom left. Most of the guests had left by this time, and this was one of the final moments we captured before Graydon & Erin headed out to start their new lives together. Like most of our work, it's practically straight out of the camera (which means that it's had very little-to no post-processing) and I love the genuine, quiet romance that we were able to capture between the two of them.
Kathy Smith : 15:50 July 6, 2010 Reply
Love the photos!! I especially love the one of the girls praying over Erin and the one with Graydon holding Erin's hand when she is walking on the stones. Love ya both!!!
Joel Wycoff : 17:13 July 6, 2010 Reply
Great photos, great couple! Congrats! Looks like a wonderful day!
AUNT TINA : 08:30 July 7, 2010 Reply
I'm a fan! Great job on the photos! Can't wait to see them all!
Liesl : 09:03 July 7, 2010 Reply
These photos are absolutely amazing!! I'm so happy for both of you, what a beautiful day!
Hannah Martin : 11:24 July 7, 2010 Reply
Wow! These pictures are gorgeous!! It totally captures all the different emotions at the wedding and gives a little insight of the amazing character and personality of both the handsome groom and the gorgeous bride. These pictures are absolutely breathtaking, fantastic job!!
Nicole Tirella : 22:07 July 8, 2010 Reply
these pictures are beautiful! so happy for you guys, can't wait to see what God has planned for you two!
Elyse : 20:28 July 9, 2010 Reply
These pictures are amazing! Great job capturing how beautiful the day was! It felt like I was reliving the day through the pictures! I absolutely love the one of Gray in the background and a close up of Erin (even if she is headless!)
Wendy Nazarenus : 15:51 July 12, 2010 Reply
Amazing photo's! Great memories!
Lindsey : 10:31 July 15, 2010 Reply
yeah Cresses!!!! :) love you guys!
Tiffany : 10:32 July 15, 2010 Reply
Love, love, love the pictures! Just gorgeous! What a lovely day it was. Gerald and Airika you've done it again...wonderful.
Jessica Cadriel : 10:33 July 15, 2010 Reply
Graydon and Erin~ Thanks for letting the Cadriel family share in your special day! Your wedding was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time! These pictures are fantastic!
Eric Chen : 11:00 July 15, 2010 Reply
Awesome pictures! It was such a fun night and such a great wedding!
Gary Keller : 23:35 July 15, 2010 Reply
Excellent photos for a very good lookin' couple. Thanks for memorializing a very important day so beautifully.
Naomi : 18:57 July 29, 2010 Reply
Super pictures, any hints on how to get such good results?

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