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Antiqued portrait of bride and groom, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

This week’s bride and groom got to know each other in a rather unusual way — as sister and brother in law! Cheri’s sister and Jake’s brother got married several years ago, so there must have been a certain sense of deja vu among the families as they got together again this fall for Cheri’ and Jake’s wedding.

The ceremony and reception were both held at Puyallup’s Church of the Nazarene where, in another interesting fact about this wedding, the pastors are Cheri’s parents. Her mom in particular was very involved in wedding planning, and can be seen in these first three photos escorting her daughter to see her groom for the first time in wedding regalia.

Photo of mom escorting bride to see her groom for the first time, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of bride and groom seeing each other for the first time, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of mom watching bride and groom's first look, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

We were so glad it was such a beautiful sunny day, because that allowed us to grab the whole wedding party and caravan to nearby Pioneer Park for portraits. In less than 30 minutes, we got all sorts of great shots, including these photos of the wedding party and bride and groom under some of the park’s birches, and across the street at City Hall’s unique gardens. Then we headed back to Church of the Nazarene for all the family portraits, and still had enough time to slip outside with Cheri’ and Jake to craft a few final shots before we shifted into photojournalist mode for the rest of the day.

Portrait of wedding party at Pioneer Park in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Portrait of bride and groom at Pioneer Park in Puyallup, featuring the bride's bouquet, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Portrait of bride and groom in Puyallup City Hall gardens, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of bride and full wedding party walking through Pioneer Park in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Portrait of bride and groom by exterior wall of Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Artistic wedding portrait of bride and groom under bridal veil, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Creative portrait of bride and groom's shadow on green lawn, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Detail photo of the back of bride's dress and her bouquet, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Cheri’s aunt was also a big help, seen here fine-tuning Cheri’s amazing hairdo.

Candid photo of bride watching in mirror as her aunt fixes her hair before her wedding ceremony in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Detail photo of bride's stylish hairdo, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Cheri’s dad walked her down the aisle to where Jake and Mary awaited, and then both parents officiated a really nice ceremony, complete with musical numbers, communion, and a unity candle ceremony. Beautiful light, provided solely by hundreds of candles and a few spotlights, bestowed a warm ambiance onto the ceremony. A small balcony for the audio/video equipment operator gave us a welcome overhead angle on the proceedings.

Photo of bride, escorted by father into wedding ceremony, surrounded by guests, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of bride, escorted by father into wedding ceremony, guests watching, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of father laughing as he gives away his daughter, the bride, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Black and white photo of wedding ceremony at Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Color photo of wedding ceremony at Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

2Photo of flower girl sitting in wedding ceremony at Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Detail photo of candle with wedding ceremony behind at Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Antiqued photo of unity candle lighting in wedding ceremony at Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Following their pronouncement as husband and wife, Cheri’ and Jake hopped into the backseat of a car and killed time at a nearby coffee shop while their guests migrated to the church’s youth building next door. The reception venue was basically a gym with two floors of classrooms, but you could hardly tell — it was transformed with long drapes to decrease the ceiling height and thousands of little white lights providing most of the big room’s lighting. The huge, beautiful wedding cake was provided by Tacoma’s renowned Celebrity Cake Studio, and the “CJ” ice sculpture was a total kid magnet. During dinner, guests were entertained with a slideshow of photos of Cheri’ and Jake growing up and ending with highlights from the engagement portrait shoot we did with them a few months before. A joint toast from their older siblings was both funny and touching.

Candid photo of bride and groom departing Puyallup's Church of the Nazarene in car, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Overview of wedding reception with draped fabrics and strings of white lights at Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of kids admiring ice sculpture at wedding reception in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of huge wedding cake by Celebrity Cake Studio, by Wallflower Photography, both companies of Tacoma, Washington

Detail photo of cake topper on wedding cake by Celebrity Cake Studio, by Wallflower Photography, both companies of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of slideshow played at wedding reception in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography, both companies of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of toasts at wedding reception in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography, both companies of Tacoma, Washington

Photo of bride and groom's reaction to toasts at wedding reception in Puyallup, by Wallflower Photography, both companies of Tacoma, Washington

Congrats, Cheri’ and Jake!

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