i could really go on and on about the sweet simplicity of taylor and michael’s conifer, colorado wedding! one of my favorite quotes of all time is, “i want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding,” and although taylor and michael’s wedding was beautiful, their focus on the importance and meaning of their vows was such a testament to how they view marriage. it was such an honor to witness their wedding day!
it had been rainy all morning, but the clouds parted the very moment taylor got out of her car for her bridal portraits!
trisha with violet floral design created such beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements! taylor shared this story with me about why she chose to include anemones in her bouquet, and i’m thrilled that she was willing to share here, too!…
Anemone flowers caught my eyes a few years back. It very quickly became a flower that I delight in! When I came across the flower I quickly did a bit of research as to if the flower had any meaning. I found that it has the meaning of “undending love” and “forsaken.” The flower seemed to be a symbol to me of the undending love of Abba for me and the life I had forsaken for a new wild adventure with Yahweh.
A couple years after this discovery, I was sitting with Scott (The husband who married us) as he was deep his Hebrew studies pointing out things he thought I would find interesting. He showed me the verse in Song of Soloman that in his Hebrew translation literally said the following:
Song of Soloman 2:2 As an anemone among the thorns so is my darling among daughters
I was in shock. Scott had no idea about my love of this flower and it was right there in the text before me. I chose to have anemones in my bouquet as it brings much delight to my heart. A symbol to me that whispers my identity and place among the thorns. What a picture it is because anemones are stunning and intricate!
michael first saw taylor as she walked up the hill, and then he met her half way to walk her down the aisle. walking together to the altar was symbolic of entering into marriage together, and it was one of the sweetest moments i have ever been blessed to witness.
i love that you can see the wind blowing in taylor’s hair for their first look photo! here’s a little more about “rauch” from taylor…
In our Hebrew studies Michael and I developed a love for the word ruach. Ruach translates to Breath of God, Spirit, Wind. The word has unfolded beautifully for us in our lives as we are constantly in movement with the spirit, getting life breathed into us, and experiencing God amongst the touch of wind. The sky surrounding the meadow we were to be married in cleared into bright sun and blue skies as the ceremony began. As the wind began to swarm wildly Mandy interjected by acknowledging the largest presence. “We might be shouting over the wind which is beautiful because the wind is part of the presence here with us-bear with us if we have to go into loud speaker mode!’’ Scott then described the following, “In scripture the word for spirit is also the word for wind-so if the wind picks up today it’s no surprise.” Ruach was the word in which he was referring.
oops…the cake was still frozen when they went to cut it, so the knife broke!
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special thanks to these wonderful vendors who helped make taylor and michael’s conifer, colorado wedding so perfect!
florals: tricia with violet floral design
dress: a & bé bridal shop
dj: Encore Pro dj
venue: newton-stromberg park