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Hunt and Tommi’s Orange County Elopement

In their vows, they spoke of a life lived and past adventures. They gracefully noted that their histories would never lose importance and meaning in light of this new chapter. If anything, the journeys they’ve weathered have only better prepared them to enjoy the autumn and winter years of their life… with each other. Hunt and Tommi eloped this past weekend at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA with only their closest friends and family there to witness. I think what impressed me most about Hunt and Tommi’s wedding was how excited they were to spend the rest of their lives together having fun and simply being together in what they eloquently call their “autumn and winter years”… the last chapters in the story of their lives. They’re, by no means, going anywhere soon, but both being widowers, a great portion of their lives have been spent learning the importance of spending each day with intentionality, not knowing when we will breathe our last breath. That honed in perspective on life and love led them to the choice to seize the day and declare their intentions to have and hold one another until death parts them. It was such a beautiful little ceremony, so heart-felt, and inspiring. Here are my favorites from the afternoon…Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-01


And I have to share the reasons behind Tommi’s choice in flowers because I’ve never had a bride be so thoughtful and symbolic with her flowers before. Tommi chose red gerber daisies because they’re her favorite, she chose white gardenia’s to remember her late husband, white roses to remember Hunt’s late wife and also Tommi’s mom, ranunculus for Hunt’s mom, and she wrapped it all in red white and blue to remember both of their fathers who served in the US military. I loved the sentiment and how important loved ones are to these two.Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-02Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-03Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-04Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-05Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-06Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-07Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-08Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-09Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-10Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-11Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-12Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-13Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-14

Hunt and Tommi, you two are so wonderful. You are inspiring in so many ways, and I feel so lucky to have been asked to take part in your day. I wish you incredible joy and happiness… and I’m excited to see where this chapter of your story takes you. Hugs!

  • September 24, 2014 - 3:23 am

    Shelbyandjason Patton - Great pictures, Kate!

  • September 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Janet H. Jones - It must have been a wonderful day because you both look so happy. I would have loved to have been there and am very sorry that I wasn’t, but I am grateful for you both. Congratulations and many great times together.

  • September 25, 2014 - 1:12 am

    Carrie Hurich - Fantastic on so many levels!! Love!

  • September 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    Pamela Zwahlen Freeman - Wonderful pictures of two very special people. What a great love story!

  • September 25, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Patricia Pyle Berkeley - Congratulations..

  • September 27, 2014 - 1:16 am

    Alan Lopez - Beautiful, just beautiful. Best wishes to two dear friends.

  • September 27, 2014 - 1:45 am

    Kathy Crowe - Many, many more happy memories to come! Hugs!

  • September 27, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Stephanie Pilger Eaton - You are so blessed to have each other. Hope you have many many happy years, adventures, love and laughter together. I am so excited for you both.

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