M+J had a gorgeous wedding set right in the heart of Seattle at Hotel Sorrento. If I had to describe these two in 3 words it would be classy, kindhearted, and fun. I think their wedding day really captured who they are as a couple. The venue lends itself to their style naturally, but everything from her stunning shoes and dress to the wedding signage was gorgeous. Marja was one of my most relaxed brides to date, casually sipping champagne all morning with her pup in her arms. After their first look, we spent some time exploring the hotel and then she asked if we could go relax and have some drinks (don't have to ask me twice, girl!) we spent some time just hanging out with their closest friends and family. Their ceremony was very special, officiated by her brother, there were tears and laughs, kisses and cheers. Their cocktail hour was set up with an outdoor balcony, despite the on and off rain plenty of guests were able to enjoy the space and take in the city views. Their toasts were some that I still remember to this day, I laughed out loud from behind my camera multiple times. They spent the rest of the evening dancing and celebrating such a beautiful wedding, and even more beautiful marriage. Congrats M+J, you two are rockstars.
D+S got married down in central Oregon at Black Butte Ranch. This location is seriously dreamy- it's set right on the water with lots of photo opportunities, guests can stay in their own cabins, and there is a lot to see and do during the weekend. Their wedding weekend fell right in the middle of some serious wildfires that were going on in the area, overall it created a bit of a haze and the sky was pink around sunset. I truly think Danielle has a calling in wedding planning, she created the vision for this and brought in a seriously rad team of vendors who could help her bring it to life flawlessly. From the moment I arrived, the details were perfect. From signage, to invitations, to jewelry lay out, to rentals- she didn't forget a thing. Summer Robbins really brought everything to life with some bright and stunning florals. D+S had a first look and then walked around and just took in everything coming to life, Danielle had mentioned this was a very exciting moment for her as they had spent so long planning and it was their first moment seeing it all come together. Their ceremony was sweet with a string quartet, it was set right against some tall trees which provided nice shade for her guests. Because we were able to do most of their photos before the ceremony, D+S got to make a grand entrance into their cocktail hour and spend it chatting with their friends and family who came in to be there with them. There was dinner, and toasts, and then the real party started. Seriously, at one point I went upstairs and looked down at the dance floor and forgot I was at a wedding. It was a crazy fun dance party, right under string lights and the stars. This wedding is one I'll forever love, it was right up my alley with elaborate detail, amazing vendors, a bride and groom who are freaking adorable and crazy about one another. I seriously wish these two nothing but the best!
Photography: Gina Paulson | Florist: Summer Robbins | Coordination: AE Creative | Videography: Indie Glow Films | Venue: Black Butte Ranch | HMUA: Edge Hair and Make Up | Rentals: Set in Your Way | Furniture Rentals: Peanuts Rentals | String Quartet: Dove String Quartet | Cake: The Cake Lady
Wedding Film by Indie Glow Films
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This has been one of my most intimate weddings to date. I met Brittany when I was in college, her sister and I attended university together and I met her during one of her visits down. I remember the first time I spent time with them, I knew I loved them. They radiate kindness, and joy, and you can not help but have the softest spot in your heart for them. When she contacted me about her wedding, I knew it would be an evening of so much love and happiness and just genuine people- it truly was! With just a handful of her closest family and friends, Brittany and Kris got married at JM Cellars in Woodinville. It's a gorgeous venue, it has greenery and details and colors are made for a wedding! From the getting ready rooms that are filled with natural light, to the small and intimate ceremony location, every detail was perfect. They had one long dinner table under some twinkle lights and I think almost every person at this table gave a toast filled with laughter, tears, and so much love. By the end of the night, I actually felt like I knew each guest attending, it made me heart so full! I'm not going to lie, I generally have low expectations for smaller wedding dance parties. I figured this wedding would die down slowly and come to a quiet ending. I couldn't have been more wrong- these people can DANCE! Though it was a small wedding, it was a full dance floor. For live music we were lucky enough to have Bradford Loomis playing for us and it was FREAKING AMAZING. This evening was SO special, I literally loved every second of this day, and I couldn't be happier for the two of them! CONGRATS B + K!