You can go your own way. You can get married how you want, when you want, with or without a bridal party. You can do things traditionally or nontraditionally, or any blend in between. You can have a first look and also walk down the aisle together, making this decision to commitment in unison. You can do your wedding however you want. Just let me know what time to be there.
When I first met Rachel we connected over FaceTime for a few minutes to chat about her wedding. She told me her story about how she and Jon met and fell in love in a whirlwind and they just couldn’t wait to call it forever. I met them for their engagement session and fell in love with both of them, and would also like to call it forever.
On their wedding day, they were just so keyed into each other. There was no stress. It was so easy. Just that kind of wedding where you can tell that this couple was MEANT to be together. One of the highlights was their sweet first look in the natural light of the 100-year-old church attached to Trinity in West Seattle. It had the most amazing other-worldliness in its decay and beauty. I also loved the super unique glowstick exit at their reception!
Every single detail was just lovely — romantic deep reds and lace and the most lush florals created by the amazing planning team at Leigh & Mitchell. The aisle lined in candles and greenery made for a romantic and intimate feel paired with the dim light of Trinity’s stained glass windows. The dance floor was probably one of the most packed and INSANE ever — so much fun and energy. You’ll see.
On a quiet morning before Thanksgiving, I met up with Camille & Erik for their engagement photos. They’re currently living on opposite coasts with school, so we had to be super strategic about timing! Luckily we had a classic, beautiful Seattle winter day. Not quite raining, but with low hanging clouds and a feeling of coziness that is reserved for those lights-on-inside, family-is-gathering vibes that, when I bend myself to acceptance, are some of the best parts of the Seattle winters.
We decided on Upper Queen Anne for its overgrowth, its stony walkways and grand streets, and its open air and fort-like elevation above the world. When I first moved to Seattle this is where I lived, and in some ways, it will always feel a little like home. Taking walks with my husband in this very spot, years before I started my business, years before we had a baby, and years before my life would change forever from the amazing people I get to meet in doing this job. I’m always amazed at how unique each love story is and humbled by the couple’s willingness to let me in for a small glimpse of something so precious.