Oh, this wedding. That weather. This couple! Where do I even start…
I love Bonnie and Eric. I knew Bonnie and I would hit it off within the first five minutes of talking to her. I was sitting in traffic one day last spring when she called me on the phone, and I remember thinking how sweet she was for laughing at all of my stupid jokes–Bonnie asked if I travel for weddings, and I said something along the lines of “of course! Whether it’s by train, plane, horseback, stagecoach…” and she cracked up! (I know my jokes are super lame, so thank you for laughing, Bonnie.)
But the real delight came when I met them in person, together. Bonnie and Eric (Bonneric? Bonric? Ernie? Erm, nevermind…) are just the best when they’re around each other. They love to laugh and tease each other, and both have terrific senses of humor. They truly are the maple syrup to each other’s blueberry pancakes.
But more than anything, I was overwhelmed by how welcoming they were to everyone–including me. I felt treated as though I were a guest. Who the heck invites their photographer to dinner the night before the rehearsal? And breakfast the day after the wedding?! Jeez Louise, I was so touched. Eric’s best man, Chris, was also incredibly generous. He not only picked me up from the airport, but was a fantastic chauffeur for Bonnie, Eric and I during their day-after session. I can’t express how much I appreciated it. (There’s no “rule” that you have to be nice to your wedding vendors, folks–in fact, it’s pretty rare!)
Now, despite my terrible memory, I’m going to try to narrate the tale of how these two met. Disclaimer: I may not have my facts straight. (Other disclaimer: I have this written down accurately somewhere, but it’s more fun for me to
butcher attempt to recollect it, right?) Here we go:
Bonnie went camping with some awesome people and there was a group of slightly wasted guys who were camping at a site nearby. Apparently they were trying to ride a bike down a cliff and ramp it over a picnic table. (Sounds like a solid idea to me, but I guess they never actually attempted it and zero necks were broken that day.) Anyway, Bonnie and her cousin went to go mingle with the guys (Eric was not among them yet) but good times were had nonetheless. Bonnie met Eric back at the campsite and was IMMEDIATELY IMPRESSED with his knowledge of zipcodes and his Van Halen tattoo. Like, insta-swoon, I’m sure of it. One thing led to another and pretty soon these two were texting haikus and taking 12 day cross-country roadtrips together (my timeline here may be a bit skewed) but my point is this:
Bonnie and Eric
True love, in happiest form
~Laura Fisher, HAIKU MASTER
Anyway, you two, I’ll wrap this up, but I wanted you to know how much I truly enjoyed getting to know you and photographing your beautiful faces. I appreciate how welcome you made me feel and everything you’ve done for me. I truly hope all the best for you, and hope we see each other again sometime!
Friends and family–the fun’s just getting started… the INCREDIBLE photos from Bonnie and Eric’s day after session are coming very soon! Meanwhile, if you’d like to see more from their wedding day, head over here to their full gallery! :)