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.
I remember exactly where I was when I met with Hayley and Brandon over the phone to talk about capturing their wedding. In my purple office chair, at my desk, with my baby in his bouncer on the floor next to me — my toe gingerly tapping to keep him sleeping. This was how I spent most days last winter. The coming summer seemed so far away.
We met for their engagement session and I fell in love with them. So grounded, honest, easygoing and kind people. I was not just a vendor to them, which is my most heartfelt wish for every couple I work with. Hayley and I became buds on social media and when I showed up for this day it felt like greeting old friends. At the end of the night, we stood just outside the gathering, looking in at their loved ones, and I felt sad to go.
Life is about people, people.
Kaylena and Ryan’s wedding was on one of those summer days where the sky is wide and blue and scattered with puffy clouds, where the breeze is warm and kind and fills the air with fragrant scents of the grass of her grandfather’s property underfoot, the sounds of laughter of a gathering of family and friends, and the glow of starlight when the sun finally admitted defeat to the night after hours and hours of glorious glow. One of the rare nights where the air stays warm and feels like an embrace — I miss those coming from the Midwest.
Kaylena left no detail unattended. Everything was so romantic, and the gorgeous florals were dripping in reds and pinks. As the sun set over the reception tables, fairy lights lit up the tables and candles flickered in the twilight. I mean it was DREAMY.
Photography: Emily Keeney
Dress: Bellevue Bridal
Florals: Cascade Wholesale
Photobooth: Pixi Box
DJ: Gaylen Suave with GSC Productions
Bridesmaid dresses: KF Bridal
Catering: Island Girls Catering
Rentals: Grand Event Rentals
Tables: Pilchuck Rentals
Makeup: Karyssa Davidson
Cake: Hillcrest Bakery
Restroom: Royal Restroom