Real Weddings- Diane and Mark

May 9, 2008 | editorial team

Today’s Real Wedding took place last August at the beautiful Pacific Northwest destination, The Inn at Port Ludlow, and was the perfect reflection of everything this lovely couple holds dear. Just three months before the wedding, Diane and Mark’s darling daughter Charlotte was born, so their marriage wasn’t only about honoring the two of them, but celebrating their whole family. During the ceremony Mark held Charlotte (the “best baby”) in his arms as Diane walked down the aisle, and as they all stood together at the alter there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Photographers Kim and Adam Bamberg from La Vie Photography captured all the action, and wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Jody from Good Taste Events, helped the new parents create a wedding that was a joy for all who attended. From the handmade favors of lip balm and soaps, to the apple harvest place cards and decor details in an ivory and champagne color palette, it was a stunningly beautiful and meaningful event!

The evening before the wedding, Diane and Mark skipped the traditional rehearsal dinner and had a special ceremony blessing their new little bundle of joy, Charlotte Grace. Each guest wrote down their personal wishes for her life, and hung a card listing the qualities they would help teach to Charlotte in a tree that would later be planted in their yard. So sweet! It was a weekend full of events that celebrated every aspect of their lives. How perfect. Be sure to check out our Real Weddings section for more information on Mark and Diane’s talented wedding team.

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  1. AH! It all looks just so beautiful!!!

  2. Pretty in pink! That is a very sweet idea hanging well-wishes for Charlette Grace…who by the way, is absolutely adorable.

  3. I had the very fortunate pleasure of assisting Mark, Diane and baby Charlotte in their blessing and their marriage. Just seeing the photographs again gives me goose bumps. They are truly one of the most amazingly beautifuly families I have ever known – both on the outside AND on the inside. It is my great honor to call them my good friends. I hope we can plan something fabulous for your 5th or 6th or 10th anniversary!!! (hint hint) Love lots, jts

  4. What a cute little baby girl in a fun frilly dress! Love all the detail shots!

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