Sarah Tew Photography

The Wedding of David & Christine
February 3, 2012, 8:14 pm
Filed under: Wedding Day, Weddings | Tags: ,

David & Christine met at the children’s coloring book table at a wedding, where they discovered they were both heading to Burning Man that summer.  They planned to meet there at the foot of the Man at 2 O’clock on Tuesday, and spent the rest of their burn falling in love, and the rest, as they say, is history.  I was lucky enough to camp with them at the 2008 Burning Man– and these two know their way around a campsite!  They are fantastically kind and generous people, and are clearly perfect for eachother.   When I found out they were engaged to be married I was so excited for them– I knew their wedding would be amazing and unique but I never could have imagined what they put together.  Needless to say I was totally honored when they asked me to be their wedding photographer– they were planning to be married at Leu Gardens in Florida, and of course it’s not every day that a couple offers to fly me across the country to shoot for them so this was a bit of adventure for me.  I found a great 2nd shooter local to the area and everything went smoothly!

They infused their wedding and the amazing after-party at their house with true Burner spirit:  as favors, guests received a key to their home (“You’re Always Welcome In Our Home”), and instead of a guestbook, friends and family were asked to plant a little succulant into a boxed arrangement that will live on with Christine and David.   The ceremony featured the couple actually welding two pieces of a heart sculpture together rather than exchanging rings.  Christine wore an amazing custom made multicolored gown by a Seattle designer paired with some unique shoes she loved.  There was a fireworks display and acrobatics performance to entertain the after-party guests, along with open hot-tubbing, all-you-can-eat grilled cheese sandwiches, and S’mores around the fire-pit in their back yard.  The “dome” they’ve used for many a trip to Burning Man was set up in the back yard with a laser light show projected inside for folks to enjoy.  Guests were encouraged to camp in their big back yard during the long weekend, and many did, enjoying both the yard’s lake view as well as the amazing company!  David & Christine, you are a truly special couple and I’m so happy I was there to capture the festivities of this amazing weekend for you– Congratulations!!!


“Zolatova” Wedding Dress by Wai-Ching

Christine’s Shoes:  “Osmosis Shoe” by Cydwoq

Engagement Ring by Cathy Waterman

Necklace from Moira K. Lime

David’s Tux:  Calvin Klein

David’s shoes: Cole Hahn

Venue:  Leu Gardens

Wedding Coordinator:  April Dorsey of The DTales

Officiant: Rev. Tim Herring

Flowers by Lee Forrest Design

Catering by Arthurs’s Catering

Cake by Raphsodic Bakery

“Guest Book” vertical succulant frame/ garden by So Succulent on Etsy

DJ: David Meister

Programs/Place cards by Wiregrass Weddings

Ceremony Music by Alix Raspe & Jeff Wolbach

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