st. marks + edgewater wedding- dakota & aymeric

Dakota grew up in Tacoma. Aymeric in France. It’s amazing to me that two people from such far away places can meet by chance and be so perfectly suited for each other. Their wedding was in October on a blustery yet romantic Seattle day. I loved the classic style of their wedding from Dakota’s elegant dress, the Rolls Royce and the understated yet stunning interior of St. Mark’s Cathedral. The reception was at The Edgewater Hotel on the Seattle waterfront. During the party the waves crashed against the pier and the wind shook the windows adding an extra layer of sound to the dance party.

From the bride Dakota- “We really wanted to make the day seem “timeless”. Since Aymeric is French, we also really wanted to include a hint of a French theme without making it seem kitschy or cliche. We felt that everything would come together if it was simple and elegant. I think we each have different favorite moments from the wedding day, but both are equally memorable. I loved the first look, having Aymeric  finally see my dress after a year of hearing about it was very emotional and special, his face and reaction was just priceless. On the other hand, Aymeric’s most memorable moment was watching me walk down the aisle and the ceremony, which was wonderful and emotional for both of us! We really wanted to thank three major teams that helped our wedding be the best that it could be and helped us remember the biggest day of our lives. First off, Heather and Jon, you are dream photographers, and the photographs you captured were more amazing than I could have thought possible. Secondly, our videographers Bello Pictures, this video clip is so perfect, we can’t believe that video is from our wedding; we felt like movie stars. And last but most definitely not least, Suzanne Molt with Dwelling in Tacoma; she took our simple vision of our wedding day and turned it into the most elegant and stunning event.”

Wedding Details:

Venue: The Edgewater Hotel // Ceremony: St. Mark’s Cathedral // Event Decor and Design: Dwelling // Graphic Design: Passio Creative, Heather Stajger // Floral Design: J. Robbins Florist, Jennifer Robbins // Rentals & Linens: Grand Event Rentals // Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Bride’s Make-up & Hair: Salon Maison // Groom’s Apparel: A. Z by Zegna  // Transportation: British Motor Coach // Baguette Favors: Tom Douglas, Dahlia Bakery // Dessert: Macrina Bakery // Videography: Bello Pictures

blogging binge- week one

Starting today I’m going on a blogging binge. I have become a little overwhelmed with the amount of really cool weddings that I haven’t posted yet. My friend and fellow photographer Karen Obrist started a Tuesday blogging club to help keep each other accountable and focused on blogging at least once a week. I loved the idea and posted for a couple weeks when she would send me friendly reminder texts. But with the sheer volume of what I want to share, posting once a week would still take me forever to get caught up, so I fell off the wagon and started making excuses. I have now decided to go at this like I did Game of Thrones and binge my way through all our awesome weddings that have been hiding out on our hard drives. I figure if I can watch 2-3 episodes of whatever show I’m binging on per night I can just as easily binge on blogging too. I doubt I’ll be doing three a day but you can count on at least one new wedding to be posted here every day for the next month. For this first month I’ll be focusing weddings from 2013 and 2014 or Seasons 6 and 7. Here’s a little peek of what will be featured this week.

agate hunt- melissa & john

We met Melissa and John at Lincoln Park in West Seattle for a little “get to know you” + portrait time. As you’ll see below we got very lucky with the weather for February. Since Melissa loves to beach comb and search for agates, John had a special custom agate setting made for her engagement ring. This is a guy who knows what really matters. The ring was designed by White Space Jewelry. These two are getting married in June at a family cabin up on Lopez Island and we are beyond excited to be there for all the fun.

“There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.”

a boy and his vacuum

Don’t even dare to try to vacuum the house with his friend V.