Adina and Mark worked on their ceremony site for six months before their June 2013 nuptials. With a lot of help, the couple tore out old trees and weeds, moving earth to make a special place outdoors. They then planted grass seed and watched a garden grow for their very own special wedding spot. The best part of it all was the rain that fell only on the day of the ceremony. Despite all the thunder and lightening, everyone had a great time and enjoyed a wedding they will never forget.

OCCUPATIONS She is a vision therapist at Washington Vision Therapy Center; He is a development director for EnTrust Community Services

THEY MET in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

HE PROPOSED At the spot where he first told Adina that he had feelings for her. It was Adina’s birthday, and Mark pretended to throw her a birthday surprise when he popped the question.

TRADITIONAL OR UNUSUAL A mix of both

NUMBER OF GUESTS 180

ATTENDANTS 10

COLORS Teal and mustard yellow

THEY GOT AWAY in a 2005 Hyundai Elantra

SPENT THE NIGHT at home

AND HONEYMOONED in Yachats, Oregon on the beach

A FAVORITE MOMENT “The rain! Nothing could have ruined that day, not even a thunderstorm.”

CATERING By friends and family

PHOTOGRAPHY Carrie Hall Photography, carriehallphotography.net

VIDEOGRAPHY Kim and Connie Eisenzimmer

FLOWERS Costco, costco.com

INVITATIONS Homemade

RENTALS Irwin Research and Development

WEDDING GOWN David’s Bridal,

davidsbridal.com

ATTENDANT GOWNS Their own

RINGS Parry Jewelers, parryjewelers.com

SHOES Their own

SUITS Their own

HAIR Chair 9 Salon, chairninesalon.com

MAKEUP By a bridesmaid

MUSIC Spotify

CAKE By a friend