The 2019 Wedding Season started off with two of the sweetest souls I know, Taylor and Josh. A number of years ago I was introduced to Taylor and her family through theatre. This family has since become some of the most important people in my life and capturing their beautiful daughters (and son’s in 2018) day was filled with emotion and so much joy.
Josh and Taylor met years ago and share so many common interests. Josh supports Taylor in her passions and interests and one of things that was very important to Taylor in her everyday life and especially on her wedding day was creating a zero-waste, eco-friendly wedding. SO much thought and planning was put into creating a day that would not only leave zero impact on the planet but also leave her guests thinking about their own impact. From the seeded paper used for the programs, to the boutonniere’s that were made by her mother Coanne from her father’s old ties. The theme continued with the repurposed wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses and even the bridal shoes her mother wore on her wedding day. Taylor’s precious mother served as her Matron of Honor and the the ceremony took place at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster.
Josh and Taylor’s ceremony was rich with family traditions as well as new traditions. At the front of the ceremony was a Lavender plant. All guests and family were encouraged to stop first at the lavender plant and add soil from the small containers in the same way theirs lives have added to Josh and Taylor’s lives. It was a powerful moment to realize the importance that each of our presence had on this momentous day as well.
Taylor is a theatre and music major so it was only fitting that we got to hear her beautiful singing voice. Taylor surprised Josh with a song she wrote and sang to him during the reception. There was not a dry eye in the room. This was a tender and beautiful moment and one that Josh will cherish.
Commonwealth on Queen was the reception venue. The guests dined on a wonderful Vegan selection that was made by Commonwealth on Queen. The cake was also Vegan (and delicious) and was made by Sugar Whipped.
The final photo in this blog sums up these two perfectly. Both Josh and Taylor are playful, full of life and will leave you forever changed for the better when you get to spend time with them!
Thanks Josh and Taylor for allowing me to be a small part in such a big moment of your lives and journey together!