Leach Botanical Garden is a very special place for me – it is a place I feel connected to earth and nature, a very peaceful place, an oasis in the middle of Portland. I was thrilled to photograph this Turkish – American wedding at the Leach Botanical Garden (click the link for another Turkish – American wedding I photographed). Zeynep and Michael met at yoga and cultivated a beautiful relationship. Their ceremony reflected the nature of the harmony they brought to their relationship, their individual cultures and their passion for yoga and spirituality. Their officiant Paul was their yoga instructor (also the tallest wedding officiant I ever worked with). At one point, Paul asked everyone to hold hands and create a unity circle. It was a very special moment where everybody was connected. At the end of the ceremony, they cut the ribbon that connected the rings, a Turkish wedding tradition.