RUTHIE + PARA
Cedar Grove, CA
Photography: Amy Gray Photography
It seems that the universe was conspiring from the start to bring Ruthie and Para together. Despite living on different continents, they have had a whirlwind romance. Ruthie is currently living in California and Para in Poland, together they have made it work, overcoming differences in time zones and culture. It feels as though there were outside factors pulling them together, as if everything aligned to give them more time with one another to fall in love. From their chance meeting, to canceled flights, no vacancies and flooded roads, the beginning of their story could be right out of a movie!
Their wedding day was an intimate elopement; accompanied by 4 friends, surrounded by a grove of trees in Griffith Park (Cedar Grove), they pledged their love to one another. The ceremony was filled with sentimental details. Guests shared a drink of Polish vodka and apple cider to honor Para's Polish heritage, and Ruthie shared pecans grown on her grandfather's tree to celebrate her Texas roots. Her grandfather has passed away and the tree is no longer standing, so Ruthie was saving the nuts for a very special occasion. Sharing in this food and drink was such a beautiful and unique way to honor their heritage and loved ones.
(text by Amy Gray)