A Tiny Wedding at Falls Creek Falls

Laura and Andy met me at the trailhead for this gorgeous waterfall, Falls Creek Falls, early on a bright, summer morning.  Andy hiked ahead of us, so Laura could surprise him in her wedding dress at the waterfall.  We took our time, enjoying the glorious turquoise water and forest as we made our way the two miles up to the top.

It was an emotional ceremony–they read their vows to each other and the officiant told stories.  Laura wore her grandmother’s wedding dress, that her mother had also worn, the lace crinkly with age and stories of its own.  After the ceremony, we went to the upper tier where the sunlight burst through and bathed us all in golden sunrays.  This photo is still my favorite–long exposure, showing just how huge Falls Creek Falls is.