Boy Meets Girl (And a Beautiful Wedding on a Budget!)

Follow me on an adorable journey.  I’m a photographic writer. I love to tell my client’s stories, and this is one I’ve had the privilege of following for quite awhile. I hope you love their story as much as I do.

This couple is the coolest pair, ever!

They are two very spirited young people with vintage old souls. They live everyday… emphasis on the word LIVE.

This is Donovan and Melissa, aka Fred and Ethel. She says he likes her to ride on the front of this vintage cycle because he likes to look at her bum; however, as you can see, he has other motives.

Hope this isn’t a sign of things to come…

This is Donovan.  He’s a curious bloke.  Not much in his life resembles the everyday “Joe Schmo.”

He loves life.  He takes life by the hand and runs with her.

He’s a closet musician with a taste for Willie Nelson, The Beatles, and Donovan… to name a few. He loves to write short stories,and screen plays. He’s a total movie snob. He believes in self-sustained lifestyle. This means he operates on solar, grows his own veggies, and has chickens in his backyard (all of which are name after Beatles songs)

And… he loves painting… especially Her…

Wow, is she unique… right down to brown spot in the middle of those beautiful green eyes.

You guessed it. This is “Life” and her name is Melissa.

I have a feeling she is gonna take him for the ride of his life!!!

…or maybe he will take her

This couple’s wedding was just as a creative as they are, and the amazing part is it was done on a tight budget!

(Dress: $8.00 from China)

(Venue, including the antique doors and seating: Free)

(Flowers by a Friend: Almost Free)

Funny story about his suit. He purchased the jacket at a thrift store before there were engaged, and it was one of his favorites. Later, she found a matching pair of pants at… you guessed it, a thrift store. What are the chances?

(Bride’s getaway “car”: Free)

(Reception in Dad’s Landscape Nursery: Free)

(Reception Decor–Hanging windows, doors, and mason jar candle holders–: Free)




She made the cake herself!

Happiness takes some elbow grease but is definitely free.

Not the end …It’s the beginning.

Donovan and Melissa sittin’ by a tree K  I  S  S  I  N  G…