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.
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