Nicole and Katie were married with a Thai Lustral Water Pouring ceremony, also called the Rod-Nam-Sung ceremony. Some of their elders blessed them during the ceremony by pouring holy water that had been blessed by Thai monks onto their hands with a conch shell and whispering well wishes.
But just wait 'til you see this shot…
Their venue was the amazing The Thyme Garden in Alsea, Oregon. It is an organic herb garden and nursery amidst acres of beautiful forest and streams. This photo = wedding porn HEAVEN!
Nicole's dress is actually a bridesmaid's dress that two of her close friends helped her alter into the creation you see above. They made the whole underskirt, starting with a vintage slip and then adding other fabrics. Katie wore a vintage kid's tuxedo jacket from Ebay, accented with a vintage tie and shirt — and you gotta love those bright Chucks! They also both wore a sabai (a Thai tradition) across one shoulder.
The mind-blowing fashion choices didn't stop at their outfits — these mis-matched bridesmaids are flawless.
There was also a LOT of music at this wedding. The brides rocked their wedding and there was singing around a camp fire until three in the morning!
Oh yeah, did I mention it was a camping wedding? Okay, I need to stop gushing.