June 18, 2015 -- Vow Writing + Ceremony Teepee

I have been trying all morning long to get this blog post written and shared, but for whatever reason, my blogging platform just didn't want to work with me today. Instead of fighting with technology, I stepped back, unplugged, and ran out to do some errands, which ultimately turned out to be more stressful than battling with the computer haha. Either way, I'm back from the craze that is downtown during lunchtime rush hour, and am ready to really start this week off on the best possible note! kaihla_tonai_intimate_wedding_elopement_photographer_1645

Last week, as part of our "do one wedding task per day" schedule, headed out of the city to our favourite river spot to start working on our vows. I haven't explained too much regarding the structure of our ceremony on July 25th, but it's simply going to be a super intimate vow ceremony between Mark and I. We hadn't really had the quite time to take a step back from our daily lives to truly think about starting to write our vows, so we thought this would be a good way to at least get the process started. We both cracked a beer, separated ourselves in the riverbed and started to work on our vows. Once we were ready to be done, we joined back up and started hunting for teepee sticks. We're creating a big fabric teepee as a ceremony backdrop (anyone interested in seeing the process/a DIY for this??) and needed to find a few major teepee "poles" in order to start playing around with the shape and seeing how we want the teepee to look. Luckily, we were able to find already dead trees that were just laying amongst the forest--courtesy of the flood, I imagine--so we were able to avoid cutting any down! Basically, this post is simply a collection of shots that we took while we were out at our river spot last Thursday, June 18th, 2015.

p.s if you're wanting outfit details, my kimono is from Three Bird Nest, my jeans are Aeropostale, and my hat is from H&M.

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