A chance meeting at a golf event, a lesson months later, and then a first date in Seattle. Starting at the Space Needle and then following the wind to determine where they went next…
The wind has now led them to a new life together (along with their adorable dog Lego). The wedding venue, Kitsap Memorial State Park in Poulsbo, is absolutely charming. Fortunately the rainy weather stayed away and we saw blue skies all day. The main log structure was decorated with holiday lights, one-of-a-kind blue ornaments and glittery snowflakes, ideal for a winter wedding celebration. The bride’s dress was simple and elegant, with a beautiful calla lily bouquet and silver strappy heels that coordinated perfectly with the silver swirly brooch on her dress. The shawl that she wore to keep warm was a handmade keepsake that I’m certain she’ll cherish always. The groom’s pin stripe suit, navy blue shirt and warm white tie was a modern twist on a classic look. Their ideas came together with every detail given such thought and extra attention.
From a Man of Honor (the Bride’s brother) to a Best Woman (the Groom’s sister), they weren’t afraid to break a few traditions…well except for one…the Bride & Groom didn’t see each other until the ceremony. After, they were willing to do whatever I asked of them, even if it meant standing in the middle of a bunch of trees just having a few moments to themselves. Those moments created some of my favorite photos of the day…dreamy, intimate, and very much “them”. The tall trees were amazing, and as the sun set lower into the sky the light struggled to shine through them, providing us some lovely light to shoot in. Although it was cold outside, we took advantage of the great location for portraits and then headed back inside for the reception. It was an exceptional day for a wedding…a beautiful beginning to lives filled with happiness and love.
Thank you both for choosing Add to Heart Photography as your wedding photographer. ♥