Violet & Kellen

August 5, 2013

Arcata Wedding Photographer

When I was 13 years old I spent a lot of time on the internet — big surprise, I know. It was new and exciting back then, and despite all the 20/20 specials to the contrary, I loved not being limited to my podunk town when it came to making friends. Soon I became close with a girl I’d met on a Smashing Pumpkins message board and remember begging my mom to meet her. While my mom was lenient in raising me, I guess meeting strangers off the internet crossed a line back then.

Thanks, 20/20…

Luckily, things turned out a little different for Violet. She met Kellen on a message board when she was 14. Not quite understanding how the innertubes worked back then, she accidentally sent him a direct message that was full of teenage angst and love for pop-punk and coffee.

That happy accident was the driving force behind the next year they spent as fervent pen pals. Eventually, Violet went to Idaho to meet Kellen in person, and they continued their long distance relationship over the internet. Mind you– this is all before Skype and text messaging became popular.

Once high school was over, so was the long distance; Kellen moved to California promptly after that. So, at what point did Violet know he was The One?

“I guess I never didn’t know he was the one… It’s like meeting your best friend; you just know. And it’s awesome.”

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride putting on veil

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride memorizing vows

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride and flower girl hugging

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Portrait of the Bride wearing sunglasses

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Portraits of the Bridesmaids in sunglasses

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Portraits of the Groomsmen with pocketwatches

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Groomsmen taking whiskey shots before the ceremony

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Ceremony at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Groom saying vows at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom portraits

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Portrait of the Bride

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom posing at Redwood Roots Farm

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom walking to Redwood Roots Farm

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Groom hugging the ring bearer

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Bride hugging the ring bearer

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Groomsman after face smashing a cupcake

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Portrait of Bride and Groom at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Arcata Wedding Photographer - Sunflare portrait of Bride and Groom



Vendors & Resources
Venue: Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Officiant: Joellen Aia Clark-Peterson
Catering: Verbena Cakes & Catering
Edible Butterflies: Sugar Robot
Flowers: SF Flower Mart / Fifty Flowers / Fresh Rose Petals
Hair & Make-Up: Brittany Dalton, Forever Young Beauty Salon
Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal
Accessories: Ceremony heels / Reception flats / Earrings

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