Darlene and Lennox were married this month during a large, yet intimate weding ceremony at the Coast Hills Community Church in Mcminville, Oregon where Lennox is the worship pastor.

Portrait of a bride and groom in a field of grass after their wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Their day began at a friend’s beautiful home at the edge of town where both the bride and groom spent the morning getting ready while surrounded by family and friends prior to the ceremony.

Portrait of a father tying groom's tie before a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Darlene and Lennox have been best friends for more thant seven years before they finally realized “isn’t this what married couples do?”  Their deep friendship and love was apparent as they experienced their first look prior to the ceremony, and then took the time to be photographed with their closes friends and family members.

Portrait of a bride and groom during their first look before their wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Portrait of Bride and Groom with wedding officiant before a Mcminnville wedding.

Portrait of groom and his father before a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Portrait of a bride and her bridesmaids before a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Portrait of a bride hugging her mother before a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Darlene and Lennox wanted their guests to be fully engaged in their wedding ceremony. As a result, they chose to have an unplugged wedding, asking their guests to put away their cell phones and cameras for a short time so they could share this important moment with them

Guest signing the wedding registry at an unplugged wedding in McMinville, Oregon.

Portrait of a bridesmaid holding her daughter before a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Lennox has so many close friends that he couldn’t bring himself to select a small number of groomsmen.  Instead, he invited all of the men in the room to stand by and support him and his bride as he said his wedding vows.

Groom saying vows to bride while flanked by groomsmen during a wedding in McMinville, Oregon.

Portrait of a bride saying her vows during a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Their May wedding ceremony was a bit misty and rainy. But after the ceremony the skies cleared and we found a small patch of green just outside the church.  The overcast skies created the perfect light  for beautiful portraits of the bride and groom.

Portrait of a Groom in field with blue tie after wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

Portrait of a bride in a field of grass after a McMinnville, Oregon wedding .

Portrait of a Groom about to kiss his Bride after McMinnville wedding.

Picture of hands of bride and groom with wedding rings at a McMinnville wedding.

Congratulations to a beautiful couple whose strong friendship is surely to grow even stronger in their many years ahead.

Black and white portait of a bride and groom during their first dance at a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.