At dusk, the flowers were pulled from the firepit and a roaring bonfire was lit. It was a nice escape for our guests who wanted a break from the dance floor. Hal's brother, Greg, set up an awesome gourmet smores bar with marshmallows, chocolate, mint, peanut butter, and cookies instead of grahams.
We served buttered popcorn in an old-fashioned popper while my brother manned the projector. Blankets were spread out on the grass in front of my dad's homemade screen: a white sheet hung between two trees.
After the movie ended... we heard a BOOM!
The fireworks show began. My dad and cousin shot them off up near the house. To the amazement of our California guests, this is one of the perks of living in the boonies of an unincorporated county in Washington. We bought extra mortar shells from 4th of July and saved them for the wedding. I later learned that a few friends were out in the row boat, stranded by the low tide, and watched the entire show from the water!
It was magical. And the only way to end our grandiose backyard DIY wedding. With a big, loud, colorful bang.
My dear friends, I hope you've enjoyed our photos as much as I enjoyed sharing them. Thank you again, Heather and Jon, for perfectly capturing our love and editing a crazy amount of images for this little (25-post) series! It's been such a pleasure reliving every moment of our most special day.