Gowns | Vancouver, WA | March 2019

Can a wedding nowadays be simple? Ceremonies for even everyday folks are often drenched in drama and excess. Emotions run high over details of the ring, dress, shoes, cake, bouquet, seating charts and — what are we forgetting? — oh yeah, the groom. Brides want celebrity treatment (“This is my day!”) and a perfect presentation — all photographed and filmed, of course. But is love nourished by such lavishness? Don’t hearts connect best through more soulful gestures: A caress? A gaze? A whisper?