7.7.17 - Kayla and Adam

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
— 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Kayla and Adam loved each other deeply, that was evident from the first time I met with them – just two weeks before their wedding. Kayla, with the help of her mom and sisters, had handled most of the planning but knew that for the day of she needed help with the execution. Adam mostly nodded along at our meeting, content that his soon to be wife was happy and getting the support she needed on their big day. Their story was one right out of a movie. They had known each other since elementary school and been friends, and then in college had reconnected and realize that they really wanted to be more than friends. Fast forward and they were planning a dreamy summer wedding to seal the deal.


They chose McMenamins Edgefield as their venue and catering partner, the perfect place for their mostly Seattle-based family and friends to come and celebrate. The day started with an emotional ceremony rehearsal, with their good friend and mentor acting as the officiant. Then everyone was off the great ready for the day! While they were pampered at the Ruby Spa, the vendor team quickly got to work transforming the Blackberry Hall into the couple’s vision. Fieldwork Flowers supplied the simple, beautiful florals and the catering team at Edgefield set up the family style tables and place settings. DJ Jaron was onsite to provide all the tunes for the occasion and the coordination team set up all the additional décor.


The rehearsal did not prepare anyone for the emotions of the actual ceremony. The bride looked radiant as she walked toward her groom, and he, seeing her for the first time, looked like the happiest man on earth. After the ceremony the bride and groom took photos with family and friends, and then joined their guests in the Hall for dinner, toasts and dancing. And they group danced! The DJ was superb and knew how to keep the party going. The party was so good, we had to (gently) kick everyone out at the end of the night. There is know doubt that this young love will be an everlasting one.

Amazing Wedding Partners

Venue & Catering: McMenamins Edgefield

Coordinator: Blush Bridal Events Lead coordinator Melissa Griffin, assisted by Victoria

Photos: Jessica Heriot Photography

Floral: Fieldwork

Hair and Make-up: Edgefield’s Ruby Spa  

DJ: Jaron from 3 J’s Mobile Music