Wow... What to say about this couple? Well, I've known Drew all my life -- he's my cousin. Thoughtful, hilarious, and an incredible musician, he's one of my all time favorite people!
The first time I heard of Brooke was when I was surfing Facebook (a euphamism for "Facebook stalking") with my cousin Bethany, Drew's older sister. Bethany mentioned Brooke's name, realized I had absolutely no idea who she was talking about, and said, "Oh, Brooke is Drew's girlfriend... She's super nice!" I met Brooke maybe a year after that and realized the complete truth of Bethany's statement -- Brooke is one of the sweetest people I've ever met.
Brooke and Drew met at school. At first, they really didn't pay attention to each other; Drew was way into sports and Brooke was just plain quiet. The Hansen family moved away for a year or so... then decided to move back. To the same house, the same neighborhood, the same school. This time, things were different between Brooke and Drew. They started talking, and in Brooke's words, "connected immediately. He was by far the most interesting person I had ever met. And he was pretty darn cute!" Drew later told Brooke that he was surprised at how funny she was, and how she was "weird in an intriguing way!"
Drew proposed to Brooke on a hot air balloon last year. The flurry of planning commenced, and an amazingly fun, joyful wedding happened on May 28th!
So let's get to the pictures!
The lovely bride:
Killing time with I-Spy:
Bethany helping me with the dress:
All day before the wedding, it looked like it was going to rain. At first, there were only a few sprinkles in the air, but after about ten minutes it was an all-out hailstorm! It cleared up quickly, but everything was soaked.....
Huddled up on the porch after the hail:
First time he gets to see his bride:
A few quiet moments:
Bridal party! These guys were so much fun!
Everyone in the bridal party was wearing TOMS shoes... That is my kind of wedding right there.
On to the reception:
Smashing the cake with no lack of gusto:
Brooke and Drew, thank you so much for trusting me with your day! It was SO much fun to work with you, and I can't wait to send you the rest of the pictures. I love you guys!